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Hurricane Sally Closure Updates

September 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Hurricane Sally Closure Updates

Due to the expected effects of Hurricane Sally on our area, we will be closing some of our locations at various points over the next two days. These closures are based on current forecasts, and are subject to change. Please see below for more information.   Monday, September 14  Closed All Day: LaPlace, Luling Closing at 11AM: Lakeview Closing at 3PM: Chalmette, Covington, Harvey, Kenner, Mandeville, Metairie Road, River Ridge, Slidell, Tulane (store & administrative offices), Veterans Open Normal Hours: Burbank, College, Coursey, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Houma, O'Neal, Walker, Zachary Tuesday, September 15  Closed: Chalmette, Covington, Harvey, Kenner, Lakeview, LaPlace, Luling, Mandeville, Metairie Road, River Ridge, Slidell, Tulane (store & administrative offices), Veterans Open: Burbank, College, Coursey, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Houma, O'Neal, Walker, Zachary Wednesday, September 16 All stores will be open regular hours.

Round Up to Support Hurricane Laura Relief

August 31st, 2020|Comments Off on Round Up to Support Hurricane Laura Relief

Communities in Southwest Louisiana have been devastated by Hurricane Laura. We are rallying our Goodwill of Southeastern Louisiana community together to support our neighbors in need, just as they supported so many of us after Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago! For the entire month of September, all proceeds collected through our Register Round Up Program will be donated Second Harvest Food Bank's relief efforts in the Lake Charles area. For those who may not be familiar, this program gives shoppers the opportunity to round their transaction up to the nearest dollar when checking out at any of our Goodwill stores. These donations will go a long way in helping our neighbors in need restore and rebuild their community. We hope that you will join us in this effort by shopping at any Goodwill SELA store and rounding up at the register this month!

Mid-City Drive-Thru Food Pantry Suspended Indefinitely

August 31st, 2020|Comments Off on Mid-City Drive-Thru Food Pantry Suspended Indefinitely

The Mid-City Drive-Thru food pantry has been suspended indefinitely. If circumstances change moving forward, we will be sure to let you know. Thanks to everyone involved who made it possible for us to serve thousands of our neighbors in need over the past 5 months!

Goodwill Is Open August 27

August 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Goodwill Is Open August 27

Our area is fortunate to have been mostly spared the devastating effects of Hurricane Laura. As such, all of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana's stores and offices, as well as the Goodwill Technical College are all open today, August, 27. We continue to monitor this storm and keep all of those in its path in our thoughts.  

August 26 Mid-City Drive-Thru Pantry Canceled

August 25th, 2020|Comments Off on August 26 Mid-City Drive-Thru Pantry Canceled

Due to the threat of inclement weather tomorrow, the August 26 Mid-City Drive-Thru pantry is CANCELED. We will update this post with alternative food distribution options if available. Please stay safe and continue to monitor Hurricane Laura.

Goodwill Closures Monday, August 24

August 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Goodwill Closures Monday, August 24

Due to the expected effects of Hurricane Marco on our area, all of Goodwill of Southeastern Louisiana's stores and offices, as well as the Technical College will be CLOSED tomorrow, Monday, August 24. Technical College students should contact their instructors for assignments. Due to the threat of inclement weather, please refrain from dropping off any donations.

No Mid-City Drive-Thru Pantry August 19

August 4th, 2020|Comments Off on No Mid-City Drive-Thru Pantry August 19

Please note that after the August 12 distribution, the Mid-City drive-thru pantry is now a bi-weekly event. The next distribution will be on August 26. If you are in need of food this week, CultureAidNOLA hosts a distribution on Wednesdays at Our Lady Star of the Sea (1835 St. Roch Ave) beginning at 5PM.

Makin’ Groceries Giveaway at Goodwill Industries

July 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Makin’ Groceries Giveaway at Goodwill Industries

This week's drive thru pantry is an extra special one! The Broadmoor Improvement Association, Caleb and Calder Sloan's Awesome Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank and Fox 8 NOLA are partnering together to host the Makin' Groceries Giveaway at Goodwill Industries. Learn more about this exciting event and the groups hosting it here. We will begin handing out food boxes at 9AM on Wednesday, July 29, at Goodwill (3400 Tulane Ave) and distribute until supplies run out. About Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, Inc., Goodwill serves and advocates for the employment of individuals with disabilities and disadvantages and works to raise awareness of the barriers that they face by providing case management, job training, employment and support services for veterans, individuals with disabilities, formerly incarcerated workers, youth aging out of foster care, and dislocated workers. In 2019, Goodwill served 3,287 people and placed 458 people in employment.

Now Hiring: CFO and VP Position

June 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Now Hiring: CFO and VP Position

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President (CFO & VP) About Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana (SELA), INC Mission-Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana offers opportunities to people with disabilities and other employment barriers to improve their economic self-sufficiency through training, education, support services and employment. Nationally, Goodwill Industries, Inc. is North America's largest nonprofit provider of employment and training services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. We also employ more people with disabilities than any other private-sector business in the world. Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana with administrative offices located in New Orleans, Louisiana is currently in its 73rd year of service to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Over this period, Goodwill has grown substantially from (2) two employees to a diverse employee base of approximately 700 with annual revenue of more than $35 million. Socially, the growth has gone from zero programs to fifteen

Meet Our New CEO

June 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Meet Our New CEO

NEW ORLEANS—(June 25, 2020)—The board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana has appointed Jodee Eyster Daroca, President and CEO of the organization. She has held the position of interim since January 2020. “Ms. Daroca has been with Goodwill for 15 years and has led us through some tumultuous times,” said board chairman Steve Lorio. “As we navigate this current crisis and return to normalcy, we are proud to have her at the helm.” Daroca succeeds William Jessee who retired last year after 21 years with Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana. Prior to her appointment, Daroca served as Vice President and CFO of Goodwill since 2005. In that capacity, she brought the company back from disaster following Hurricane Katrina. In her leadership role, she manages daily operations for the 23-parish service area including 23 retail stores, eight community programs serving close to 3000 clients, the Goodwill Technical College, thirty-eight