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David Brown, Bridge To Technology Program

Despite working since age 15, David Brown, a Black Brooklyn resident in his fifties, found himself unemployed in Feb. 2022. As a result, he became homeless and had to move into a shelter. David had worked as “311” customer service representative since 2019, and prior to that, he had a

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Lloyd Eddie Rowe, Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

Lloyd Eddie Rowe, a US Marine Corps veteran, was living out of his truck in Morris County after separating from his wife. When Lloyd was referred to our Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) in April 2023, he had come to Morris County to attend his mother’s funeral and to visit


Julius Latimer, Northern NJ Services

Julius Latimer, a 34-year-old Black man residing in Hoboken, NJ, came to Goodwill in April 2022 for assistance with securing a job. Despite having previous experience in retail and grocery stores, he was currently unemployed and struggling to find work. In addition, Julius had been diagnosed with Schizophrenia. To support


WWD features our Evening of Treasures annual fundraising event

Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), the publication that features news about the fashion industry, designers, celebrity trend setters, and extensive coverage of industry events, joined us at our 3rd annual Evening of Treasures sustainable fashion & power of work fundraising event on May 3. During the event with celebrity host Jenna


Robert Borroto, Peer Advocacy Leadership Program

Robert Borroto, a Hispanic Bronx resident in his sixties, came to Goodwill seeking help to find supportive shared housing in 2022. Robert, who has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and psychophysiological insomnia, has not worked for the past 7-8 years and has lived with his mother during this period.


Albany’s News 10 reporters thrift shop at our Guilderland store

WTEN-TV NEWS10  reporters Cassie Hudson and Jill Szwed stopped by our Goodwill store in Guilderland, NY (2025 Western Avenue, 12203) to learn more about the store and the benefits of shopping secondhand. Following the lead of Taking the “No New Clothes” pledge with Ginger Zee, Cassie  and Jill took the