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Goodwill Southeastern Louisiana to Open Its First Attended Donation Center in the Region

April 7th, 2022|Comments Off on Goodwill Southeastern Louisiana to Open Its First Attended Donation Center in the Region

NEW ORLEANS – Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana is proud to have opened the organization’s first Attended Donation Center (ADC) on Veterans Boulevard on March 18, 2022.  Each day, thousands of people come to Goodwill looking for help finding a job.  Goodwill’s job training and career services would not be possible without the generous donations of gently used items from donors every day.  This new 3200 square foot facility will provide a more convenient location for donors to drop off goods and continue their support of Goodwill’s mission. “For 75 years, We have been helping people overcome employment barriers and guiding them on the path to meaningful work,” said Jodee Doroca, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana.  “We see first-hand the positive benefits having a job has on a person’s overall health, family, and community.  These benefits are created through donations from our community members. We hope

Goodwill Job & Community Resource Fair – March 10th

March 4th, 2022|Comments Off on Goodwill Job & Community Resource Fair – March 10th

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Gun Violence Prevention is hosting a job and community resource fair on March 10, 2022.  The event will be held at the Allie Mae Williams Multi-Service Center (2nd Floor) located at 2020 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans. Multiple positions with competitive pay and benefits are available.  Click here to review all job listings.  Goodwill Technical College,  Goodwill's Workforce Development Center, and the Office of Gun Violence Prevention will have resources available.

Goodwill Stores Mardi Gras Closures

February 11th, 2022|Comments Off on Goodwill Stores Mardi Gras Closures

Due to the schedules and routes of this year's Mardi Gras parades, please note the following upcoming store closures: GOODWILL METAIRIE 4329 Veterans Memorial Blvd Friday, February 18: closes at 5PM Saturday, February 19: closes at 3PM Sunday, February 20: closes at 2PM Sunday, February 27: closes at 4PM Tuesday, March 1: closed all day GOODWILL MANDEVILLE 4940 Hwy 22 Friday, February 18: closes at 5PM GOODWILL KENNER 1000 W Esplanade Blvd Saturday, February 26: closes at 4PM GOODWILL TULANE 3400 Tulane Ave.  Saturday, February 26: closes at 3PM GOODWILL LAPLACE 101 Carrollwood Dr Sunday, February 27: closed all day

Save the Date for Good Turn Day 2022!

February 1st, 2022|Comments Off on Save the Date for Good Turn Day 2022!

Save the Date for Good Turn Day 2022: Saturday, March 19, from 9AM to 8PM at all 22 Goodwill SELA retail stores! The tradition continues! Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana and Girl Scouts Louisiana East are partnering together again this year for our annual Good Turn Day. How it works: Girl Scouts do a Good Turn by collecting gently used items (see our donation guidelines here) to bring to their local Goodwill (find a store here) and are honored with a “Good Turn” patch for participating. Your participation also helps make the general public aware of Goodwill’s mission and need for donations of quality gently used goods. Once items are received, they are processed and sold in Goodwill SELA’s 22 retail stores to support its mission of helping people with disabilities and other employment disadvantages prepare for, find and retain work. Your donations also keep millions of reusable items out of

Blood Drive & COVID Vaccination Event Friday, January 21

January 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Blood Drive & COVID Vaccination Event Friday, January 21

All are invited to join us outside our Tulane Avenue offices for a blood drive and free COVID vaccination event this Friday, January 21 from 1-5PM!  

GEAR Job Readiness Training Offered December 13-17

December 8th, 2021|Comments Off on GEAR Job Readiness Training Offered December 13-17

Goodwill’s Education Advancement & Readiness (GEAR) program begins with our signature one-week job readiness training sessions. After this, participants move into our three-phase program designed to help them find, obtain and keep a job. Our next one-week session will take place Monday, December 13 - Friday, December 17 from 9AM-12PM daily at our Mid City offices (3400 Tulane Avenue). For more information, contact Nicole Foster-Espadron at 504-889-5553 or nespadron@goodwillno.org.

From addiction, prison and sleeping in a school bus to store manager: ‘Life makes sense now’

November 29th, 2021|Comments Off on From addiction, prison and sleeping in a school bus to store manager: ‘Life makes sense now’

By Jacqueline DeRobertis, The Advocate Baton Rouge The first night after he was released from prison, Michael Blanton found himself sleeping in the back of an unlocked school bus, unsure of what to do next. His time as an inmate at the Livingston Parish Detention Center had transformed him, from a man lost in the throes of opioid addiction to a survivor filled with deep faith. Free at last, he felt called to something greater, but there were some immediate challenges. "I had nowhere to go, nobody to call," he said. "I remember just praying in the back of that bus going, 'Lord, I know this is not what you've saved me [for].'" Blanton eventually found lodging at the St. Vincent de Paul homeless shelter in Baton Rouge and later a transitional home. But visiting the Goodwill on College Drive is what changed his life. staff photo by Travis

Join Goodwill on 10/21 for a Job Fair!

October 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Join Goodwill on 10/21 for a Job Fair!

Join Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana for a Job Fair on Thursday, October 21, from 11AM to 1PM at our Tulane Avenue Offices in Mid City (3400 Tulane Avenue, Suite 1000)! Goodwill offers competitive benefits, flexible hours, career development opportunities and so much more. Click here to view our current openings and apply online.

Join Goodwill on 9/28 for a Job Fair!

September 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Join Goodwill on 9/28 for a Job Fair!

Join our Contracts Division for a Job Fair on Tuesday, September 28, from 10AM to 2PM at the Louisiana Workforce Commission in Gretna! Goodwill offers competitive benefits, flexible hours, career development opportunities and so much more. Click here to view our current openings and apply online.

Goodwill SELA President & CEO Named Women of the Year Honoree

September 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Goodwill SELA President & CEO Named Women of the Year Honoree

Announcing the 2021 Women of the Year & Nonprofit Organizations By Natalie Chandler, New Orleans CityBusiness Honorees for the 2021 class of CityBusiness Women of the Year & Nonprofit Organizations have been chosen. Women of the Year recognizes 50 women from the area whose successes in business and contributions to the community have made them movers and shakers in the region. CityBusiness also recognizes nonprofit organizations that have gone above and beyond in serving the needs of local women and/or children. This year’s Women of the Year honorees are: Christine Albert Robin Penzato Arnold Ashley L. Belleau Jolie Bernard Magdalen Blessey Bickford Renée Borie Blanche Gretchen M. Bourgeois Kristen Young Boyd Ashley Charlotte Brennan Laura S. Brown Charmaine Caccioppi Rashain Carriere-Williams Joan M. Coffman Amy Boyle Collins Lacey Conway Darlene G. Cusanza Jodee E. Daroca Judy S. DeLucca Ayame N. Dinkler Terri Hogan Dreyer Stacy S. Drury Tracey Flemings-Davillier Deborah