Goodwill was happy to team up with Girl Scouts of Western New York to host cookie booths in our retail stores for three weekends in March. Individuals looking for Girl Scout cookies simply had to enter a zip code into the cookie finder located on the Girl Scouts of WNY website to find a sale near them. We were proud to host these young business women and future leaders!
The Goodwill Sale event represents the largest and longest standing cause partnership and department store donation drive for Goodwill. Customers bring donations to any area Bon-Ton location or Goodwill attended donation center or retail store from March 15 - April 3. In return they receive Goodwill Sale coupons and help Goodwill turn those donations into jobs for people in our local community.
At Goodwill, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to earn wages and achieve their dreams. That is why we give people with barriers to employment a "hand up, not a hand out" by providing the training and support they need to find, train for, and keep a good job.
Thank you for helping us change people's lives through the power of work through this year's Spring It On campaign!
Lester is a quiet, humble, man who shows up to work every day in Goodwill’s Contract Manufacturing division and simply does his job - and does it well. He came to Goodwill after working at the former Phoenix Frontier agency where he felt safe and comfortable. He figured out how to take the three buses it takes him to get to work each day and transitioned well to his new environment at Goodwill.
Lester takes his job seriously. No matter what project he is assigned to, he can be counted on to work...
Jonathan’s path took a few turns, but he came back to his original goal. He dreamed of being the first person in his family to graduate from college. Jonathan is learning disabled and had been told by his school counselors that he “was not college material and shouldn’t try”. He wanted to join the military, but a medical condition prevented that dream from becoming a reality. He tried working at various jobs that really were not meaningful to him.