People who shop at Goodwill support communities and protect our environment. Our proceeds go to help people with disabilities and disadvantages do powerful things, like find work, gain independence, and build careers. And, because our inventory is donated, it’s all green.
GREAT FINDS IN-STORE AND ONLINE
This year alone, we’ve helped keep hundreds of millions of pounds of unwanted goods out of landfills. And, with 42 retail locations across Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, a Goodwill store is always nearby.
KNOW YOUR IMPACT
In a recent publication of Cafe Anne, a weekly newsletter with a focus on New York City, a reader asks Anne what exactly happens when you donate to Goodwill. Anne speaks with Goodwill NY/NJ’s Executive VP of Donated Goods, Ilana Zimmerman, and finds out what kinds of items get listed
Goodwill Industries® of Greater NY and Northern NJ hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sep. 6 to launch its Middletown, NY location that brings job opportunities, helps local residents donate and reuse, and becomes the “Halloween central” and the sustainable fashion family destination in the Middletown/Wallkill area Middletown, NY – September
As part of the nonprofit sector, Goodwill NYNJ has played and will continue to play an integral role in the economic recovery of our region. The Goodwill philosophy of retail thrift stores funding human services for the community is as important today than 106 years ago when Goodwill NYNJ was
OUR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Goodwill NYNJ has been a social enterprise since its founding over 100 years ago. Back then, the founders collected donations of gently used goods; and they hired people with barriers to employment and independent living to sell the items.
The model is still at work today and makes up our triple bottom line.
- Individuals with barriers to employment get help securing meaningful jobs
- Donors see a social return for their financial or goods donation that includes helping people secure work and keeping unwanted goods out of landfills
- Shoppers get great prices on the goods they want and support jobs for people with disabilities
It’s a win, win, win for all.