Portland, ME (PRWEB) April 12, 2014
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (Goodwill NNE) announces a partnership with 29 local companies to launch locally-sourced, sustainable merchandise sales – 100% Neighbor-Made.
On Saturday, April 12, Goodwill NNE is holding a 100% Neighbor-Made launch party at the retail store at 131 Route 101A in Amherst, New Hampshire. The event will run from 9:00am-11:00am.
Known for recycling gently used items and clothing, Goodwill NNE also sells select new items in our 27 stores. For years, Goodwill NNE looked for a way to showcase domestic products and feature small businesses from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont – as a way to help them build their business and workforce. As a result, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is teaming up with makers of small wooden furniture, jewelry, pet supplies, crafts and gifts to launch 100% Neighbor-Made.
Starting March 31, 100% Neighbor-Made products have a presence in all Goodwill stores in Northern New England. Fifteen of them will carry the full line of 100% Neighbor-Made merchandise:
New Hampshire: Amherst, Concord, Derry, Portsmouth
Maine: Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Ellsworth, Rockland, South Portland (Maine Mall), Windham
Vermont: South Burlington, Williston
Through this initiative, Goodwill is investing in the regional workforce through partnerships with manufacturers of high-quality, sustainable products – which align with our social, economic and environmental values. It’s a first step in Goodwill’s pursuit of reaching sustainability goals.
For more information about 100% Neighbor-Made, contact:
Senior Director, Communications
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
75 Washington Avenue; Suite 300
Portland, ME 04101
ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England enables individuals with diverse challenges to achieve personal stability and community engagement. A social enterprise for more than 100 years, Goodwill reflects the integration of economic, social and environmental sustainability, with a focus on connecting people to marketplace employment. Our services are funded by revenue from retail and recycling operations, grants, fees, and philanthropic investments and gifts.
Our programs are funded by revenue from 27 retail stores, grants, fees and financial gifts. Headquartered in Portland, Maine, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England manages retail stores and programs throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is a member of Goodwill Industries International (GII), which is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. There are 165 community-based Goodwill organizations throughout the United States and Canada. Each Goodwill organization is independent and autonomous, managed by local staff and a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is the eleventh largest Goodwill organization in the United States.
VISION - Sustainable communities thrive through the fullest participation of their diverse residents
MISSION - Enable persons with diverse challenges to achieve personal stability and community engagement
VALUES - Customer focus, strengthening families, potential of each person, importance of work, personal commitment and engagement, transparent operations and communication
SUSTAINABILITY - At Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, sustainability is the deliberate integration of economic, social and environmental considerations as the driver of our business model to ensure long term mission fulfillment.
We have three goals within this framework, to: impact people’s ability to work; be prudent, but generous; sustain the earth.