June Ambrose hosted Goodwill NYNJ sustainable fashion fundraiser honoring Google

Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ (Goodwill NYNJ) hosted its fourth annual Goodwill Evening of Treasures event to celebrate sustainable fashion and the power of work on May 2, 2024. Legendary designer June Ambrose hosted the event at 10 Hudson Yards; New York, NY 10001. Designers and brands Busayo Olupona, Jack Carlson of […]

American Express holds volunteer event to benefit Goodwill NYNJ

AMEX colleagues in the New York City and New Jersey area donated their time and resources to help gather and sort clothing for Goodwill, a non-profit, community-based organization that operates donation centers and thrift stores, and that provides job training and employment placement services across the U.S. and internationally. As a result of the event, […]

Marsha Martin – Supported Employment Program

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Most people with disabilities come to Goodwill seeking help to find jobs. Not Marsha Martin. The Brooklyn resident in her thirties with a mild intellectual disability  had been working in retail thanks to a family connection since 2019. But she was struggling to communicate at work, so she came to Goodwill to get help. Our […]

2 New Goodwill Stores Open in NJ

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Just in time for the spring cleaning season, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ, Inc. (Goodwill NYNJ) has opened two new traditional Goodwill Stores and Donation Centers in Northern New Jersey! On March 22, we launched our 9th retail location in the Garden State at 1234 US-46, Ledgewood, NJ 07852, Roxbury Township in Morris […]

First Goodwill Mini Shop & Donation Drop opens in Long Island, NY

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Goodwill Industries® of Greater NY and Northern NJ held today a grand opening ceremony to officially launch the first Mini Shop & Donation Drop in Long Island to bring job opportunities, and to offer shopping of selected goods and an easy and convenient way for Nassau County residents to donate and reuse the goods while […]

Goodwill NYNJ Names Joanna Kibel-Gagne Executive Vice President of Mission

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New York, NY – February 26, 2024 – Goodwill Industries® of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. is pleased to announce that Joanna Kibel-Gagne has joined the nonprofit organization as Executive Vice President of Mission, effective February 26, 2024. Dr. Kibel-Gagne was previously deputy chief program officer for Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA). […]

Dunstan Wallace – Bridge to Tech Program

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Dunstan Wallace, a single Black Bronx resident in his forties, had tried many jobs, but had not found the right career fit. He had worked as Maintenance and Operation Specialist with the City, but lost his job in 2022 during the pandemic. Then he ventured into the hospitality industry. He worked as customer service representative […]

Supporting & Promoting Our Talent

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Meet Sanjida Miah, a dynamic Goodwill NYNJ leader who embarked on her professional journey with us after earning her undergraduate degree in psychology from Queens College and her Masters degree in counseling from Brooklyn College. Sanjida joined Goodwill as Recovery Counselor for our PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services) Rebound Program in June 2017. She worked […]

Helen Mwaluko – Harlem PROS

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It was a hot summer night and Helen Mwaluko was coming back home after a long day at work as a home health aide. She felt disoriented and not quite herself. She had never felt like this, so she took herself to the hospital. There she was diagnosed with severe depression and exhaustion. She would […]