Akia Spivey, Goodwill’s Pharmacy Tech Training program

When Akia Spivey graduated from high school in June 2021, she made a decision. She would get a job and break the cycle of poverty and unemployment that had plagued her family. She felt that she had no role models. Akia, a 20-year-old single Black Brooklyn resident who grew up in the Gowanus section, came […]

Goodwill recognizes 4 workers with disabilities and their employers during NDEAM

From L-R: Hyacinth Rose, Yasser Abbady, Frank Anzelmo, from the NYC Department of Sanitation, Goodwill NYNJ President/CEO Katy Gaul-Stigge, and Yvonne O’Connor, GoodTemps. On Thursday, October 20, 2022, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ, Inc. marked October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). We hosted three events to celebrate the many accomplishments of […]

Goodwill NYNJ officially opens new store & donation center in Middletown, NY

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 7, 2022 – Goodwill Industries® […]

Goodwill Responds to Fast Fashion Taking Over Thrifting

In her July 6th article for The New York Times, Isabella Grullon Paz discussed an end to The Golden Age of Thrifting at the helm of fast fashion brands, inexpensive garments, and other thoughtless donations making their way into local thrift stores, driving up operational costs, encouraging overconsumption, and standing in the way of women […]

Goodwill Stands Behind Upcycled Fashion Innovation

In her May 21st article for The New York Times, Jessica Testa explored how Erin Beatty, the creative director and designer of up-and-coming upcycling brand Rentrayage, handcrafted her line from discarded fabrics, turned two used t-shirts into high fashion, and hopes to train the world to re-look at discarded items. To the editor: Jessica Testa’s […]

Goodwill NYNJ CEO Katy Gaul-Stigge selected to co-chair Mayor Adams’ Task Force

Katy Gaul-Stigge, Goodwill NYNJ President/CEO, has been selected as one of four co-chairs of Mayor Eric Adams’ Future of Workers Task Force. The Task Force is part of Mayor Adams’ $18.6 million New York City Pathways to Industrial and Construction Careers (PINCC) program  to support NYC workers and employers. The program will train and place […]

Goodwill NYNJ opens new store & donation center in Middletown, NY

Goodwill Industries® of Greater NY and Northern NJ will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 9/6 to highlight how its Middletown, NY location brings job opportunities, helps local residents donate and reuse, and opens just in time for the Back to School season becoming the sustainable fashion family destination Middletown, NY – August 12, 2022 – […]

Aisia Bell Story

Aisia Bell, a 36-yr-old Black/Hispanic woman with multiple disabilities, came to Goodwill NYNJ in fall 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, to get a vocational evaluation to determine her interests and strengths. The single mother of three, who lives in the NJ Hudson County, had limited work experience and concerns about child-care expenses. She […]