Impact story Jesus

Jesus Rodriguez was a taxi driver before the pandemic hit,, but lack of work forced him to applied for public assistance and become a stay-at-home dad. But Tragedy had literally hit home earlier; fire consumed his home and he lost everything. His wife worked to support the family while he sought a stable job. As […]

Olive Zachowski – Legal Services

Olive Zachowski had been on and off public assistance for about 3 years before joining Bridge To Tech. Her background was in theatrical carpentry and other odd jobs working with her hands, but when theatres closed due to the pandemic, she found it difficult to find employment.  Olive came to Goodwill NYNJ on February 20, […]

Larry Thompson – Warehouse Specialist

Larry Thompson, an African American single Newark resident in his early sixties, had served our country proudly as an Army Cannon Crewman. The US veteran was referred to Goodwill NYNJ’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program(HVRP)  in August 2021. He was homeless and had been sleeping by a Stop and Shop store. So our team immediately took […]

Sharon Cooper – CVS Greeter

Sharon Cooper is a 33-year-old Richmond Hill, Queens, resident with an intellectual disability and speech impediment. She lives on her own in an Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) in Queens. Sharon enrolled in Project Discovery (Jamaica location) with no work experience to explore possible work opportunities in the retail, food preparation, or janitorial sectors in Feb. […]

Goodwill NYNJ Launches New 3-Year Strategic Plan: Double Impact

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 founded in Brooklyn. As a […]

Goodwill NYNJ Board Chair Henry Gooss retires after 27 years of service

The Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries® of Greater NY and Northern NJ approved the appointment of Donald G. Huber as new Board Chair and Douglas A. Hand as Vice Chair at the end of the fiscal year last June and they have assumed their responsibilities New York, NY – September 23, 2021 – After 27 […]

Goodwill NYNJ celebrates Direct Support Professionals Week

Goodwill NYNJ marked National Direct Support Professional(DSP) Week September 12-18, 2021 to recognize the dedicated, innovative professionals who every day provide supports to ensure that people with disabilities have every opportunity to live a fulfilling life. At Goodwill NYNJ, DSPs include Job Coaches, Job Developers, Case Managers, and others who drive our mission of empowering […]

Goodwill NYNJ moves HQ to Brooklyn

Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ (Goodwill NYNJ) will end an important chapter in its history as the nonprofit organization closes its Astoria headquarters and moves to a new facility in downtown Brooklyn. Effective May 1, 2021, the official address of Goodwill NYNJ will be 25 Elm Place, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201. […]

COVID-19 Safety Plan for Day Program Reopening

Goodwill NYNJ’s Day Programs have published their safety plan to reopen for in-person services. The details of these safety protocols are described below, and can also be downloaded in PDF format. Entrance to Site Based Programs Required Signage The following signage will be posted throughout the site addressing critical COVID-19 transmission prevention and containment: Social distancing […]