BENEFITING: Goodwill Industries of Greater New York, Inc.
Goodwill has touched my life many times. After graduating from graduate school, my first Human Resources job was at Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee in Nashville. I was having a hard time finding a job as a new grad and Goodwill was there for me and provided me with incredibly valuable experience that I still reference today. I saw firsthand the lives that Goodwill changed and the impact Goodwill had on the community.
When my husband and I moved to Denver for his job and found out we would be relocated 4 short months later, I was at a loss of what to do temporarily for work. My prayers were answered when I saw the Goodwill of Denver had a temporary HR job available. Goodwill showed up the second time when I was in need.
The people I have met as a result of my jobs at two different Goodwill locations has and will leave a lasting impact on my life. I believe it was no coincidence.
Now living in NYC, I am honored to be able to run my 8th marathon this fall with Team Goodwill NYNJ. Please help me to support an organization that has given so much to me!
At Goodwill NYNJ, we believe everyone deserves the chance to build a better life for themselves, their family, and their community. With our 70 programs across 30 sites in New York City, northern New Jersey, and the surrounding area, we work each day to make it possible for more than 80,000 people every year to do just that. Our programs empower individuals with disabilities, underemployed and unemployed individuals, veterans, seniors, immigrants and refugees, at-risk youth, low-income families, and anyone who may have a barrier to employment. The Goodwill Stores keep over 100 million pounds of usable goods out of landfills each year, reselling donated items to support our programs. We are proud to partner with the New York Road Runners, not only with Team Goodwill members running the race, but also with Goodwill staff and volunteers collecting nearly 200,000 pounds of clothing donated by runners as they shed layers during the race. Join us and make an impact - changing lives, empowering jobs, and helping the environment!