Goodwill: Work that Works for you

Just as Goodwill’s founder, Edgar Helms, saw a need and developed a solution to address it, we see the need to help people build stability in their lives through work. Every person who wants to work, wants to build a stable life, has talents that will make our workplaces and community stronger. Our stores are where it starts, thanks to you. Learn about Goodwill's Mission

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Featured Story: Bailey Sign

Added 18 hours ago — For more than 40 years, businesses around New England have turned to Bailey Sign for custom signage. Our customers know they can count on us to help grow their business. We are committed to innovative, sustainable business practices that enhance our workforce and protect our environment. We believe strongly in investing in our communities. That’s why...

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6th annual clothing swap in Portsmouth, NH

Added 20 hours ago — It’s time for PortSwap! Each spring women are invited to donate gently-used clothing and accessories, and in return they get to shop-the-swap and make a few exciting additions to their wardrobe for free! PortSwap is well attended, and swappers often line up before the doors open. Last year, more than 250 women participated in the swap,...

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Goodwill AmeriCorps volunteer returns to childhood home to fight poverty, wins Maine’s Outstanding National Service Volunteer Award

Added 21 hours ago — Silviano (Sil) Seneca was awarded Maine’s 2015 Outstanding National Service Volunteer award as part of the annual Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism. Sil grew up at Portland Housing Authority’s Sagamore Village, where he is now serving in an 11-month position with the Multilingual Leadership Corps. His unique experience there informs the work he is doing at the...

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9 things you didn't know Goodwill NNE does

Added 4 days ago — When you hear, “Goodwill” you probably think of our retail stores, but there’s a lot more to Goodwill NNE than that. Here are nine things we bet you didn’t know: Goodwill NNE helps people recover from brain injuries We have two neuro rehabilitation centers in Maine, one in Portland and one in Lewiston. Brain injuries...

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Meet the model: KC Hughes explains why he loves the Little Black Dress Event

Added 7 days ago — KC Hughes might be wearing tap shoes he found at Goodwill during this year’s Little Black Dress event on April 30 in Portland. I’m hoping for a Gene Kelly-esque performance down when he struts down the runway as a volunteer fashion model. Recently we asked KC, who modeled last year too, what brings him back to...

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9 awesome Goodwill finds this week + the #GoodwillBrag contest winner is ...

Added 1 week ago — Wow, that was fun! Thank you to everyone who showed off their purchases by using the #GoodwillBrag hash tag. Last week we posted some of our favorite finds and before we reveal the winner of the $100 Visa gift card, we want to show you some of the runners up: We had this shimmering beaut,...

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GoodGuides mentor Liz Riley explains what it takes to be a friend to an at-risk teen

Added 2 weeks ago — It’s National Volunteer Week, so we reached out to one of our dedicated GoodGuides to talk about why she volunteers for Goodwill NNE. GoodGuides is a mentoring program that helps teens finish school and transition into the world of work through the guidance of trusted adults. Elizabeth Riley has been a GoodGuide for two different teenagers,...

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Here are some of our favorite #GoodwillBrag finds so far: Still time to enter to win $100

Added 2 weeks ago — You still have a few days to tell us about your #GoodwillBrag for the chance to win $100.  You can find full contest rules here. Since we launched the contest, we’ve received some amazing submissions we just have to share:   Read more about this contest: http://www.goodwillnne.org/?post_type=blogs&p=27234&preview=true

Goodwill helps people find good jobs with local businesses. We know finding a job can be stressful - and so can finding the right employees. We are here to help make that job connection. Learn about Workforce Services

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Goodwill AmeriCorps volunteer returns to childhood home to fight poverty, wins Maine’s Outstanding National Service Volunteer Award

Silviano (Sil) Seneca was awarded Maine’s 2015 Outstanding National Service Volunteer award as part of the annual Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism. Sil grew up at Portland Housing Authority’s Sagamore Village, where he is now serving in an 11-month position with the Multilingual Leadership Corps. His unique experience there informs the work he is doing at the...

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9 things you didn't know Goodwill NNE does

When you hear, “Goodwill” you probably think of our retail stores, but there’s a lot more to Goodwill NNE than that. Here are nine things we bet you didn’t know: Goodwill NNE helps people recover from brain injuries We have two neuro rehabilitation centers in Maine, one in Portland and one in Lewiston. Brain injuries...

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Goodwill's Recycled Cycles receives gift from Specialized Bicycles

Goodwill’s Recycled Cycles has received a gift of merchandise from the Specialized Bicycles Community Grant Program thanks to Goodale’s Bike Shop. A Specialized Bicycle dealer, Goodale’s Bike Shop was instrumental in securing the grant for Recycled Cycles. Only dealers were allowed to apply for the grant, and Goodale’s chose Recycled Cycles as the grant beneficiary. Goodale’s...

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Meet the model: Lindsay Clunie will help support Maine veterans at the Little Black Dress Event on April 30

This year at Goodwill’s Little Black Dress Event, 35 models will strut their stuff — for a cause. Every dime of profit from the event’s ticket sales and auction items will go to Goodwill’s Veterans Fund, which helps veterans in Maine pay for things that either keep them from working or keep them from progressing...

At Goodwill, sustainability is the deliberate integration of economic, social and environmental considerations as the driver of our business model to ensure long term mission fulfillment. Learn about Sustainability

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6th annual clothing swap in Portsmouth, NH

It’s time for PortSwap! Each spring women are invited to donate gently-used clothing and accessories, and in return they get to shop-the-swap and make a few exciting additions to their wardrobe for free! PortSwap is well attended, and swappers often line up before the doors open. Last year, more than 250 women participated in the swap,...

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9 things you didn't know Goodwill NNE does

When you hear, “Goodwill” you probably think of our retail stores, but there’s a lot more to Goodwill NNE than that. Here are nine things we bet you didn’t know: Goodwill NNE helps people recover from brain injuries We have two neuro rehabilitation centers in Maine, one in Portland and one in Lewiston. Brain injuries...

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GoodGuides mentor Liz Riley explains what it takes to be a friend to an at-risk teen

It’s National Volunteer Week, so we reached out to one of our dedicated GoodGuides to talk about why she volunteers for Goodwill NNE. GoodGuides is a mentoring program that helps teens finish school and transition into the world of work through the guidance of trusted adults. Elizabeth Riley has been a GoodGuide for two different teenagers,...

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Goodwill finds $10,000 of unclaimed tax refunds for a Maine family through CA$H program

After using a national chain to help them prepare their taxes for years, Dennis and Jules* heard about Goodwill NNE’s free tax filing service for low and middle-income families. What happened next blew them away. Goodwill’s team in Portland found more than $10,000 of owed tax refunds from the past four years. You see, Dennis...

Goodwill’s Health Care programs meet specific community needs for targeted populations, while training and employing over 400 professionals who deliver health care services each day. Learn about Health Care Services

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9 things you didn't know Goodwill NNE does

When you hear, “Goodwill” you probably think of our retail stores, but there’s a lot more to Goodwill NNE than that. Here are nine things we bet you didn’t know: Goodwill NNE helps people recover from brain injuries We have two neuro rehabilitation centers in Maine, one in Portland and one in Lewiston. Brain injuries...

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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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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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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,...

We take great pride in providing a clean, organized and safe shopping and donating environment for our customers. Our stores add over 10,000 items to our ever-changing inventory of clothing, books and home goods each week, which helps create a new experience every time you shop.

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9 things you didn't know Goodwill NNE does

When you hear, “Goodwill” you probably think of our retail stores, but there’s a lot more to Goodwill NNE than that. Here are nine things we bet you didn’t know: Goodwill NNE helps people recover from brain injuries We have two neuro rehabilitation centers in Maine, one in Portland and one in Lewiston. Brain injuries...

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Here are some of our favorite #GoodwillBrag finds so far: Still time to enter to win $100

You still have a few days to tell us about your #GoodwillBrag for the chance to win $100.  You can find full contest rules here. Since we launched the contest, we’ve received some amazing submissions we just have to share:   Read more about this contest: http://www.goodwillnne.org/?post_type=blogs&p=27234&preview=true

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Seabrook, NH Goodwill Store Construction Photos

Shoppers and donors are invited to the Grand Opening celebration of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England’s new Seabrook, New Hampshire store and donation center on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The Seabrook location is the 30th retail store and donation center for Goodwill NNE. It is the Agency’s tenth in New Hampshire. Celebration activities include...

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9 awesome Goodwill finds this week + the #GoodwillBrag contest winner is ...

Wow, that was fun! Thank you to everyone who showed off their purchases by using the #GoodwillBrag hash tag. Last week we posted some of our favorite finds and before we reveal the winner of the $100 Visa gift card, we want to show you some of the runners up: We had this shimmering beaut,...

Public Policy plays an important role in communicating with policy leaders. Goodwill works collaboratively with decision-makers to offer a clear voice on behalf of those we serve. We want to hear your ideas, your stories, and your concerns. Learn about Public Policy

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9 things you didn't know Goodwill NNE does

When you hear, “Goodwill” you probably think of our retail stores, but there’s a lot more to Goodwill NNE than that. Here are nine things we bet you didn’t know: Goodwill NNE helps people recover from brain injuries We have two neuro rehabilitation centers in Maine, one in Portland and one in Lewiston. Brain injuries...

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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....