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 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 […]

Goodwill NYNJ appoints three new members to its Board of Directors

New York, NY – July 14, 2022 –Goodwill® Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey Inc. (Goodwill NYNJ) named Jonathan Sheppard, Kevin Finnegan, and Kamran Ansari to its Board of Directors(BOD) during the board’s final meeting for fiscal year 2022 on June 23, 2022. Jonathan Sheppard is President and CEO of J. Sheppard […]

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 […]

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES® WEEK CELEBRATES THE POWER OF WORK May 1-7

Every year during the first full week of May, local Goodwill organizations across the United States and Canada celebrate Goodwill Industries Week to shine the light on how Goodwill NYNJ transforms lives through the power of work. This year, Goodwill Industries Week runs May 1–7. While the U.S. economy is improving and the national unemployment […]

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, […]