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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.
On June 26, we held an event to celebrate the culmination of the 2-week donation drive that ten WeWork New York City locations held to collect clothing and shoes to benefit Goodwill NYNJ.
Edmund O'Donnell, Goodwill NYNJ Sr. Vice President of Employment Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
Google employees volunteer at Goodwill NYNJ program for individuals with mental illness
15 Google employees provided a tech literacy and resume building workshop to 15 PROS Rebound program participants at the Goodwill NYNJ headquarters in Astoria, Queens on Tuesday, June 18.
Twenty-two employees from Deloitte spent their annual #ImpactThatMatters Day volunteering at Goodwill NYNJ with 50 participants from our Youth Pathways and Limited English Proficiency programs on Friday, June 7. Our Workforce Development programs prepare individuals for a successful entry into sector-based career pathways and sustainable employment.
Goodwill NYNJ President & CEO Katy Gaul-Stigge welcomed and thanked the volunteers for “contributing to a new vision for a world with no barriers to employment.”
Henry J. Gooss, chair of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ was recognized with the prestigious Royal order of the Polar Star April 2.