Goodwill NYNJ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We exist to uplift the local communities of New York and Northern New Jersey by using funds generated in our retail stores and donation centers to support employment opportunities for people with disabilities or other obstacles to employment
Goodwill NYNJ has supported employment opportunities for people with disabilities since its founding in Brooklyn in 1915. Our founders trained these individuals to mend the clothing and household goods they collected from wealthy New Yorkers. These goods were later sold, providing a wage for individuals with disabilities.