Think before you donate!

Think before you donate!

GET THE FACTS ABOUT ONLINE RUMORS! “Think before you donate” and we think you will see why donating to Goodwill® is the right choice. Goodwill is the leading workforce provider in the world, placing someone in a new job every 30 seconds of every business day. Goodwill has a more than 117-year track record in providing services to people going through transition, whether due to military service, lack of

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Sixty-one million people in the U.S. are diagnosed as having a disability. This population includes those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairments that may hinder their ability to fully and effectively take part in society on the same level as other people. Individuals with disabilities often experience social isolation and chronic loneliness. This is due to not having many avenues for social interaction. Stigmas against those

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Halloween as a season

Halloween as a season

The holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier every year. It is only September, but people are already gearing up for Halloween. Whether they are actually kids or just kids at heart, people all over are beginning to decorate their houses and put their costumes together. Businesses are even getting involved with all types of Halloween theming. In order to help you and your family prepare for the

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Reentering the Workforce After Incarceration

Reentering the Workforce After Incarceration

In today’s job market, the average person is having an easier time finding work. However, this isn’t always true for people who have been incarcerated. One of the hardest obstacles to overcome is the stigma attached to people who have recently been released from prison. Often previously incarcerated people applying for jobs can feel demoralized when employers reject them, or disregard their resumes without calling them back. Goodwill of

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From prison to business owner!

From prison to business owner!

Jimmy Lee Baker is a 50 year old New Haven resident who was released from incarceration on June 16, 2018 after serving 24 years.  Mr. Baker came back to the community with a determination and goal of one day having his own business.  He graduated from the Fit For Business program in New Haven, ready to join the city’s newest job creators. He is now the proud owner of

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