Welcome to Goodwill!

Hi there, my name is Chris and I work at a nearby Goodwill store. Goodwill’s mission is so important: I needed someone to give me a chance so that I could get on my feet. Goodwill did that.

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: 10,000 Mainers affected each year

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injuries can happen to anyone  — all it takes is a bad slip or a car accident. About 10,000 Mainers are affected by brain injury every year. Nationally, that number is closer to 1.7 million people. “A lot of people don’t know about brain injury until...

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Closet decluttering tips -- getting organized

Closet Decluttering Tips  Congratulations. We did it. We in the Northeast have survived the coldest, snowiest winter on record. For me, February gave me a chance to catch up on projects when I was snowed in. Those projects included much needed closet decluttering. When drawers were not closing and things were falling on my head...

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Abuse seminar - April 10 in Augusta, Maine

Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Abuse Co-morbidity seminar – Presented by Frank R. Sparadeo, Ph.D. Intoxication is a well known risk factor for traumatic brain injuries, but studies also show that people who consume alcohol or drugs at the time of a brain injury experience more complications, longer hospital stays and poorer discharge statuses when the leave a hospital. On Friday,...

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The Goodwill/Bon-Ton Sale is back -- March 12 - 28!

Get a jump on spring cleaning and get something new at Bon-Ton for up to 25% off! For every item you donate at Bon-Ton or a Goodwill Store and Donation Center, you’ll get a coupon good for 25% off most items at Bon-Ton (15% on cosmetics and fragrances)! Donate 10 items? Get 10 coupons! We’re...

My name is Jan and I work for Goodwill helping people find good jobs with local businesses. I know that finding a job can be stressful - and so can finding the right employees . I’m here to help make that job connection.

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Goodwill -- Collaborating on work that works for you

Kelly Osborn, Executive Director of Workforce Services, shared this story about why collaboration is so important at Goodwill. Back in August, Terry Roy, Coordinator of Education and Outreach at Goodwill NeuroRehab Services, shared with me that she had met a man, Steve, at a worker’s compensation conference.  Steve told Terry that his 21-year-old son, Joey,...

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Goodwill NNE CEO Anna Eleanor Roosevelt speaks at Greater Portland Chamber's Eggs & Issues

Goodwill NNE President and CEO Anna Eleanor Roosevelt spoke of the Dignity in Work at the December 3, 2014 Eggs & Issues at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, Maine. She addressed the dignity work brings – and why employers need to ensure that people who desire to work, can work. She spoke about Goodwill’s...

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Recycled Cycles donates 35 bikes to kids in Concord, NH

On November 11,  Goodwill NNE’s Recycled Cycles program, in partnership with Ascentria Care Alliance (formerly Lutheran Social Services), donated 35 bicycles to New American youth residing at Morning Star Condominiums in Concord, NH. Recycled Cycles staff presented information to the recipients and parents about bicycle safety and responsible riding.  In addition to donating the bicycles, Recycled Cycles’...

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Goodwill’s Veterans Fund helps Maine vets get back to work

There are now more than 150,000 men and women residing in the state of Maine who have served their country in the armed services. Each veteran’s needs are complex and it can be difficult for them to connect to the few limited services that are available. With government funding sources dwindling, there is an increased...

Hi, my name is Sam, and I work in our safety department – and serve on the Sustainability Committee, where I see Goodwill’s values in action every day.

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Closet decluttering tips -- getting organized

Closet Decluttering Tips  Congratulations. We did it. We in the Northeast have survived the coldest, snowiest winter on record. For me, February gave me a chance to catch up on projects when I was snowed in. Those projects included much needed closet decluttering. When drawers were not closing and things were falling on my head...

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Improvisational Quilting: How Men's shirts from Goodwill become stylish quilts

Quilting is a tradition in my family, as it is for many families. Another thing that is a tradition in our family is starting projects and not completing them. (A characteristic that I know is not unique to my family!) This past winter I was determined to start, and finish, a quilt. I documented the...

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CA$H Greater Portland volunteers needed

Be a volunteer for CA$H CA$H Greater Portland (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) needs volunteers to help out with the 2014 tax season. CA$H Greater Portland is a partnership of leading community organizations and experts working together to help empower individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability. CA$H offers free tax preparation to qualified...

Recycled Cycles event in Concord, NH

Recycled Cycles donates 35 bikes to kids in Concord, NH

On November 11,  Goodwill NNE’s Recycled Cycles program, in partnership with Ascentria Care Alliance (formerly Lutheran Social Services), donated 35 bicycles to New American youth residing at Morning Star Condominiums in Concord, NH. Recycled Cycles staff presented information to the recipients and parents about bicycle safety and responsible riding.  In addition to donating the bicycles, Recycled Cycles’...

I’m glad to see you! My name is Lucy and I can tell you that being healthy is about more than watching what you eat. It’s about where you live, how you work and the way you’re part of your community.

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: 10,000 Mainers affected each year

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injuries can happen to anyone  — all it takes is a bad slip or a car accident. About 10,000 Mainers are affected by brain injury every year. Nationally, that number is closer to 1.7 million people. “A lot of people don’t know about brain injury until...

Brainpills

Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Abuse seminar - April 10 in Augusta, Maine

Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Abuse Co-morbidity seminar – Presented by Frank R. Sparadeo, Ph.D. Intoxication is a well known risk factor for traumatic brain injuries, but studies also show that people who consume alcohol or drugs at the time of a brain injury experience more complications, longer hospital stays and poorer discharge statuses when the leave a hospital. On Friday,...

Steve Joey Store

Goodwill -- Collaborating on work that works for you

Kelly Osborn, Executive Director of Workforce Services, shared this story about why collaboration is so important at Goodwill. Back in August, Terry Roy, Coordinator of Education and Outreach at Goodwill NeuroRehab Services, shared with me that she had met a man, Steve, at a worker’s compensation conference.  Steve told Terry that his 21-year-old son, Joey,...

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Getting lives on track after the unthinkable happens

A traumatic brain injury can happen in an instant. A slip… a fall… a car accident… a sports injury…. Brain trauma can affect anyone at any time. Goodwill NeuroRehabilitation Services offers the most comprehensive neurological assistance program in Maine. After the physical scars heal, we specialize in the treatment of individuals who have a neurological...

Hey it’s Chris again. Thank you for your generous donations and for being such a loyal Goodwill shopper. I wonder, did you know that there’s so much more behind our stores?

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The Goodwill/Bon-Ton Sale is back -- March 12 - 28!

Get a jump on spring cleaning and get something new at Bon-Ton for up to 25% off! For every item you donate at Bon-Ton or a Goodwill Store and Donation Center, you’ll get a coupon good for 25% off most items at Bon-Ton (15% on cosmetics and fragrances)! Donate 10 items? Get 10 coupons! We’re...

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Goodwill marks Grand Opening of Hudson, NH Retail Store and Buy the Pound Outlet

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England opened its new Hudson store, Buy the Pound Outlet and Donation Center on Wednesday, December 17. Scores of people were waiting in line when the ribbon was cut just before 9:00am. The new Hudson Retail Store, Buy the Pound Outlet and Donation Center is located at 9 Wason Road –...

Steve Joey Store

Goodwill -- Collaborating on work that works for you

Kelly Osborn, Executive Director of Workforce Services, shared this story about why collaboration is so important at Goodwill. Back in August, Terry Roy, Coordinator of Education and Outreach at Goodwill NeuroRehab Services, shared with me that she had met a man, Steve, at a worker’s compensation conference.  Steve told Terry that his 21-year-old son, Joey,...

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Hudson, NH Goodwill Store & Buy the Pound Outlet Construction Photos

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is opening a new retail store with drive-up donation and Buy the Pound Outlet in Hudson, New Hampshire! The new complex at 9 Wason Road is scheduled to open Wednesday, December 17! We’ll add more photos as the construction progresses.

Thanks for your interest in advocacy. My name is Gwen, and my job is to be a resource for community and policy leaders who want to know how their decisions affect the people we serve - and our region.

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Goodwill NNE testifies in support of NH legislation that would prohibit subminimum wage for workers with disabilities

On January 8, Rep. Douglas A Ley (D-Cheshire 9), Rep. J. Tracy Emerick (R-Rockingham 21), Rep. Michael Cahill (D-Rockingham 17) and Rep. Martha Fuller Clark (D-District 21) introduced a  bill in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. The bill, NH HB 411, would prohibit employers from paying workers with disabilities at a lower hourly rate...

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Help improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities

As a Goodwill NNE supporter, you already help communities thrive locally.  Now you can help communities thrive globally. Through shopping or donating to Goodwill, you help to be sure that people with diverse challenges can achieve personal stability and community engagement. That’s our mission.  Today, you can support that idea around the world. Inspired by the...

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Policy and Practice Concerning Goodwill NNE Wages

We are a proud member of Goodwill Industries International. We make completely localized decisions including the way Goodwill of Northern New England compensates all employees. Since 1996, it has been our policy and practice to always meet or exceed the minimum wage for our nearly 2,000 employees of all abilities in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont....