Goodwill Industries of Nebraska – Annual Campaign2020-01-03T20:56:38+00:00
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TRANSFORMING LIVES

The work that we have been able to do because of donations has transformed the lives
of those affected by a developmental and intellectual disability,
mental illness, substance use disorder or poverty.
The stories below demonstrate that you couldn’t make a better investment.

Your financial gift to Goodwill helps….

Give Independence

Sarah & Paul have learned to grocery shop & cook at home with the support of residential services.

Give Stability

Sam has maintained sobriety for six months and is working on rebuilding his children’s trust.

Give Hope

Matt is successfully employed and working on paying down his debt.

Give Opportunity

Tehia is building friendships and loves working at her first job.

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Real People, Real Stories.

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska Impact

Witnessing the impact Goodwill services have on people throughout greater Nebraska makes supporting their annual campaign an easy decision. Each month the operating board and I learn just how crucial services are to individuals in need. Over 2,000 people each year gain skills to work successfully, live independently and contribute to our communities. For some, Goodwill services allow them to continue their recovery journey. I am blessed to be a part of this great organization and fully support their mission. I hope you will too. It is an organization whose services have long lasting impacts on individuals, families and communities.

Paul McKinney, Operating Board President

I have been supporting Goodwill’s annual campaign and other events for many, many years and I am honored to do so. The work they do to support individuals living with disabilities is top-notch. They truly care about the people they serve and provide services with compassion, respect and integrity. As funds from other sources decline, your gift is more important than ever. I hope you will join me in supporting Goodwill’s annual campaign and support people to live their best lives.

Mike Garrett, Foundation Board President

Please join me in supporting Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska in their annual campaign. Goodwill provides jobs and supports independent living skills for individuals with disabilities or barriers to reach their full potential as contributing members of society. As a Goodwill board member, I have the opportunity to interact with people in services and to hear success stories about individuals living independently and thriving in the greater Nebraska area. Goodwill impacts many Nebraskans and I hope you will support Goodwill by giving to their annual campaign.

Robin Dexter, Foundation Board Secretary/Treasurer & Operating Board

Working at Goodwill allowed me the opportunity to see first-hand the amazing impact services have on participants across greater Nebraska. I witnessed the commitment of Goodwill staff working to achieve our mission of helping people with disabilities and barriers reach their goals and improve their quality of life. I continue to follow their events and am humbled to see participants active and contributing positively in our communities. It brings me great joy to know I was once a part of this great organization. Our Nebraska communities have been supportive of Goodwill in the past and I hope you will join me in continuing
to support them again this year.

Cheryl Brei, Retired, Former CFO of Goodwill Industries of Greater NE
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Our Services in Greater Nebraska

Developmental Disability Services

Provides training and support to help people gain skills, build on their strengths, achieve their goals, access their community, and achieve greater independence.

Court Appointed Services

Support court-involved individuals by facilitating access to housing, promoting employment and life skills, and linking to resources which promote community safety and increased self-sufficiency.

Employment & Career Services

Helps job seekers find employment that matches their strengths and interests, and provides ongoing support for continued success.

Behavioral Health Services

Provides support to people in the recovery process, helping them to create a recovery plan, embrace hope, receive mental and physical health care, build skills, and successfully live in their communities.

In the 2019, over 2,000 individuals from Columbus to Scottsbluff
were able to receive services from Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska.

Mission Statement

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska, Inc., is dedicated to helping people with disabilities or barriers
reach their goals and improve their quality of life.

Our Services in Greater Nebraska

Developmental Disability Services

Provides training and support to help people gain skills, build on their strengths, achieve their goals, access their community, and achieve greater independence.

Court Appointed Services

Support court-involved individuals by facilitating access to housing, promoting employment and life skills, and linking to resources which promote community safety and increased self-sufficiency.

Employment & Career Services

Helps job seekers find employment that matches their strengths and interests, and provides ongoing support for continued success.

Behavioral Health Services

Provides support to people in the recovery process, helping them to create a recovery plan, embrace hope, receive mental and physical health care, build skills, and successfully live in their communities.

In the 2019, over 2,000 individuals from Columbus to Scottsbluff
were able to receive services from Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska.

Mission Statement

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska, Inc., is dedicated to helping people with disabilities or barriers
reach their goals and improve their quality of life.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more information?  Check out the answers to these common questions:

Will my gift to the annual drive be tax-deductible?2019-11-06T18:12:17+00:00

Yes, financial gifts and the donation of items are tax-deductible.

Why should I give a financial gift to the annual campaign?2019-11-06T18:18:49+00:00

Decreases in funding, regulation revisions and changes in the overall retail industry makes raising funds through our annual campaign more important than ever.

How will my financial gift be used?2019-11-06T18:19:27+00:00

Your financial gift supports services to over 2,000 individuals living between Columbus and Scottsbluff in Employment & Career Services, Behavioral Health Services, Developmental Disability Services and Court Appointed Services.

With Christmas and other bills, I can’t afford to give a large donation right now. Can I make monthly payments?2019-11-08T17:25:07+00:00

Absolutely!  We make setting up recurring payments easy!  Payments starting at $10 per month can be automatically charged to your credit-card or deducted from your checking account.  Every gift over time, adds up and makes a big difference in the lives of the people receiving services.

Does my financial gift stay local?2019-11-08T17:25:41+00:00

Yes, your financial gift stays stay local, in greater Nebraska (55 county territory), to help over 2,000 individuals receive services.

I would like to learn more about what Goodwill does in my community. Who do I contact?2019-11-08T17:39:10+00:00

Feel free to submit specific questions via our website contact form or contact Kim Buschkoetter at kimb@goodwillne.org or 308.380.3344.

I donate used goods to Goodwill throughout the year. How are those used?2019-11-08T17:27:30+00:00

The items that you donate either at a retail store or donation drive are sold in our retail stores.  Proceeds from the sale of the items in our retail stores support our  programs and services that assist people living with a disability or barrier find employment, develop life skills and assist them in their recovery journey

I know someone that can benefit from Goodwill Services. How do I get them connected with you?2019-11-08T21:50:50+00:00

Contact Kim Buschkoetter at kimb@goodwillne.org or 308.380.3344 and she will get you connected with the department that can best assist you.

Does Goodwill have any fundraisers?2019-11-08T17:28:24+00:00

Yes, Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska holds one large annual fundraiser called the Platte River Charity Shoot on the third Saturday in August.  We also participate in the local Give days in Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Lexington.

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Please contact us, we would love to hear from you!

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Every gift makes a difference!

Your gift helps people receiving services and benefits your community. Gifts of any amount improve lives with effective programs that assist with employment, developing life skills, recovery and independence.

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