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October 9, 2019

 "My life is very different now. Goodwill helped me with a lot of things!"

When you talk to Nicole White, one of the first things she’ll proudly tell you in that she is now ”seven years clean”. Nicole has come a long way in her journey from the years when she abused alcohol, had “no job” and no home of her own. She and her five children had to live with family members, and in her words, “life was terrible”.

Nicole knew she needed help to get her life back on track, so she placed her children in t...

October 9, 2019

 "I can't say enough about the encouragement I received at Goodwill.  They were always pushing me to see what more I can do."

Donald Wallace had worked in construction his whole life doing a highly physical job. In 2016 his world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, suffered a massive heart attack and had quadruple bypass surgery. After a long road of rehabilitation and healing, he changed his lifestyle and got back on his feet. Part of getting his life together...

October 9, 2019

 "Goodwill gave me the second chance I needed."

Mark Palmowski is a United States Marine Corps veteran who served our country for four years. After his time in the military, Mark planned to make truck driving his career and trained at the National Tractor Trailer School. A brief incarceration sidelined his plans, and he found it extremely difficult to find a job. Mark’s path led him to Goodwill where he was hired as a dockworker in the Donated Goods Processing area where he loaded and unloaded tr...

October 9, 2019

 "I am just so proud of myself which is something I've never felt before. My prayers are finally being answered and Goodwill is a huge part of that answer."

Andrew had "hit rock bottom" in his life. He was living in Syracuse and had just gotten home after “doing time” in prison for eight years. He was ready for a change, and decided he needed to be “a new face in a new place”. Since Andrew’s fiancé was from Buffalo, they decided Buffalo would be the place to make that new start. 

Andrew knew he n...

October 9, 2019

"Goodwill gave me an opportunity. This place is really a blessing for me."

For most of his life, Armando Diaz Flores had worked in the construction field as a handyman both in Puerto Rico and in Philadelphia where he lived before he and his family moved to Buffalo eight years ago.  He’ll tell you that “life was hard” for him, his wife and two children. Even though he worked “24/7” there never seemed to be enough money in his pocket to provide for himself and his family.  His situation was further...

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