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​Goodwill of Western New York

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October 17, 2017

“I wanted something better for myself and my family, and that’s where Goodwill came in.”

If you visit the offices of Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) you will be warmly greeted by Zuleyka Malave-Serrano. Talking to Zuleyka, you’d never know the struggles she has gone through to get to her new position as Receptionist and Fair Housing Investigator for HOME.

Living and working in her hometown in Florida, Zuleyka found herself in a domestic violence situation that “got worse”, forcing her to l...

October 17, 2017

”I’m grateful for everyone at Goodwill. They believed in me. Now I believe in me!”

When you meet Joan Livingston, she will tell you that she is a recovering addict who has been drug free for seven years with the “grace of God, the 12-step program and Goodwill.”

When Joan was two years clean, she was diagnosed with depression and sought counseling services from a local mental health agency.  She was referred to ACCES-VR (Adult Career and Continuing Education-Vocational Rehabilitation) who sent her...

October 17, 2017

Now in its 23rd year, the Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale is Goodwill’s largest and longest-standing cause partnership and department store donation drive.

Bon-Ton shoppers have generously donated and changed lives in our community through the Goodwill Sale held each spring and fall. The community is encouraged to get involved by donating items such as clothing, accessories, shoes and household textiles, which are sold in Goodwill’s stores to create job training and placement programs for people with barri...

October 17, 2017

“It’s all about being in the right place at the right time with the right people, and that place was Goodwill for me.”

The first thing you notice when you meet Charles Everhart is his smile, and he has plenty to smile about.

Charles is a lifelong Buffalo resident, a veteran who served our country in the US Marines. He worked as a teacher’s aide and computer specialist for many years.  As much as he enjoyed his work - and was good at it - it wasn’t enough to support his family when this single fa...

October 11, 2017

Goodwill of Western New York held its 17th annual Pathways to Success Annual Achievement Awards on Tuesday, October 10th. The celebration honored five Achievers of the Year, remarkable Goodwill clients and employees who have taken their own individual path to success and great friends and supporters of Goodwill's mission of changing lives through the power of work. There is no better way to tell the Goodwill story than through the stories of the evening's honorees. 

This year's Achiever...

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