Who You Help
When you donate to Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana, Inc., or shop in our retail stores, you help people right here in our community find and keep jobs. Your donations are sold in our retail stores with the profits supporting our employment services programs. These programs help people with disabilities and employment barriers find and keep jobs not only in our stores, but throughout the community. Meet some of the people whose lives you're impacting. Thank you for your support.
When Ashley came to Goodwill Industries, she was looking to get a job. The recently graduated high schooler wanted to save money to buy a car. She also wanted some cash on hand should she want to buy something she saw while window-shopping.
“I love going to Charming Charlie, Mainstream Boutique and Uncle Bill’s Pet Center,” she said. “I don’t always buy something. A lot of time I just like to look.” When she does buy something it’s oftentimes a piece from Charming Charlie that “makes her sparkle,” says her Employment Specialist Katie Clay. Ashley also enjoys buying items for her pet cockatiel. “He is so much fun,” she says of the bird that walks down her arm to eat Rice Krispies.
While at Goodwill, Katie and Ashley worked on her resume along with interviewing skills.
"We reviewed what an employer might ask, what kinds of questions they would pose and what types of answers she should give,” Katie said.
The review paid off, with Ashley landing a job at the local Rally’s working part-time. Now, little by little, she is saving to get a car. “I hope to be driving this summer,” she says of her goal.
When you donate to Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana, you help Ashley and others find jobs here in our community. The revenue from selling your donations in our retail stores supports our employment services. These services help people with disabilities and employment barriers, like Ashley, find and keep jobs.