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SPRING/SUMMER 2011 A publication of Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries

Beyond Jobs Helps Goodwill inside this issue


Assist Single Mothers The Good Party ...................................page 2

Thanks to a new Goodwill program called “Beyond Jobs has helped me keep everything Annual Report .....................................page 2
Beyond Jobs, single mothers like Khalida on track,” Muhammed said. “The support and
Muhammed are finding success in the work- encouragement I get from the Goodwill staff Fresh Air Camp ...................................page 3
place and support for their families. has been empowering.”
Funded by a grant from the Walmart “Steady employment is a priority for every Goodwill Has a
Foundation and administrated by Goodwill single mother, but the struggle doesn’t end NEW Roof! ............................................page 4
Industries International, Beyond Jobs assists when she finds a job," said Joanne Hilferty,
single mothers with job training and president of Morgan Memorial Goodwill
placement, and also helps them plan Industries. “The Beyond Jobs program helps
for continued success. Goodwill mothers and families by providing more than
works with each woman to create a job, giving each woman the tools she needs
an individualized plan that out- to support her family today and in the future.”
lines how she will gain and retain
a job, advance in her career, and Each participant in the Beyond Jobs program
ensure long-term financial stability receives a complete career assessment,
for her family. individualized career planning, job skills
training, and assistance with job placement.
For Khalida, who found Recognizing that landing a job is only one Clothes and More!
employment as a pharmacy step on the road to success, Beyond Jobs also
technician after completing provides mothers with continued financial The other goods you can
one of Goodwill’s job education, family strengthening services, early donate this spring
readiness programs, that education and child care assistance, and
Spring presents the perfect time to take a fresh
has meant help with connections to healthy food and nutrition
keeping a budget, sup- initiatives. look at the items in your home and decide
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what should stay and what should go. As you
and mentoring. de-clutter your home, Morgan Memorial
Goodwill Industries can put your unwanted
items to good use. As you know, Goodwill
always accepts clothing, but when deciding
Goodwill Reopens Harrison what to donate, consider these other things.
1. Housewares: Sometimes we inherit house-
Avenue Store with New Look hold items from others or receive them as gifts.
If you have spare pots and pans or a second
If you haven’t been to The Goodwill Store at 1010 toaster, vacuum cleaner or blender that you
Harrison Avenue in Boston lately, now might be a good Indepe
nde don’t need, donate it to Goodwill.
and Dig nce
time to pay another visit. Throug
nity
Work
h 2. Shoes: Donate shoes that were a impulse
On March 17, Goodwill unveiled a new look to its buy and you never really became fond of or
flagship store with an updated color scheme and shoes that don’t seem to fit your child
merchandising layout and featuring new interior anymore. A few gently worn pairs of shoes
departmental signs, posters and price “toppers” make an excellent contribution.
designed by the national branding firm Corey
McPherson Nash. The new signs are an extension of 3. Linens: If you want a new style of linens for
Goodwill’s brand, incorporating the well-known your bed or have a table cloth that you no
“smiling G” logo as well as Goodwill’s mission. longer need, Goodwill gladly accepts dona-
tions of gently used linens.
The overall renovation is part of a plan to upgrade
and update the appearance of all 11 Goodwill 4. Books: If you’ve already read a book and
Stores in eastern and central Massachusetts. The have no plans to read it again, donate it to
flagship Harrison Avenue store is the fifth one to Goodwill. Donating books frees valuable shelf
space and makes room for new ones. Check
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The Good Party Celebrates Victoria
Kennedy to
Everyday Independence Be Honored
The theme of this year’s Good Party, Goodwill’s signature gala event, will be Celebrating Everyday
Independence because every day is Independence Day at Goodwill. at The
The Good Party, which is being put together with a dynamic events committee and Rafanelli
Events, will be held Wednesday, June 15, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. under a huge tent at Goodwill’s
Good Party
Headquarters at 1010 Harrison Avenue in Boston. As with previous Good Parties, it will be a Victoria Reggie Kennedy will be honored at
Bubble Q, meaning champagne and an assortment of BBQ-inspired dishes will be served. There The Good Party on June 15.
will also be musical entertainment.
Kennedy will receive Goodwill’s Independence
The Good Party will raise awareness of and financial support for Goodwill’s mission to provide Award in appreciation for all her husband,
exemplary job training and related services to help individuals with disabilities Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, did to assist people
and other barriers to self-sufficiency to achieve independence and dignity with disabilities, including the successful
through work. It will also honor the more than 9,000 men, women and implementation of the Americans with
young adults who take a confident first step towards a good job—and For more Disabilities Act that he authored more
a better life—by enrolling in one of Goodwill’s many job training, than 20 years ago. The ADA is a civil
career services, or youth programs. information on rights law that prohibits, discrimina-
The Good Party, please tion based on disability.
visit our website at Mrs. Kennedy has continued to
www.goodwillmass.org champion many of the causes that
her husband fought for during his
and click on lifetime.
The Good Party
logo.
c e l e b rati n g ev e r y day i n de pe n de n c e

HARRISON STORE – continued


Goodwill’s Annual be upgraded and more are scheduled for the

Report Reflects new look.


“What’s exciting about the new signage design

Transformations is how well it synthesizes with our existing


logo and new store vision yet adds a fresh, col-
orful look and highlights our mission state-
The year 2010 was a year of transformations – people ment of independence and dignity through
transforming their lives and Goodwill transforming work,” said Joanne Hilferty, president of
its headquarters, too! Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries.
These events were highlighted in Goodwill’s 2010 The new designs also feature a series of signs
Annual Report, aptly named Goodwill Transformations. calling for personal involvement and action,
The report marked not only the beginning of the such as “I will donate, “I will help,” or “I will
building renovations, but also profiled some of the give.”
lives that had been transformed with the help of
Goodwill. “Instead of using the more obvious word
“good” in Goodwill’s name, we thought it
Success stories like Scheila Guerrero, who was would be more thoughtful to stress “will,”
living in a homeless shelter when she learned about which implies personal responsibility and
Goodwill’s HELP class, a two-month training action,” said Michael McPherson, partner and
program that prepares individuals to work in creative director at Corey.
human services. Scheila enrolled, and before long
had a job as a residential counselor. The job also “Part of the goal of the renovation is to
enabled Scheila to find her own place to live. employ improved merchandising techniques
and make it easier for customers to find what
Or others like Michael Moriarty who suffered a they are looking for when they are shopping,”
brain injury several years ago and came to Goodwill for job training. said Terry Fitzpatrick, vice president of retail
Michael eventually became an attendant at the Goodwill donation center in Woburn and is also enterprise at Goodwill.
a regular speaker for Brains at Risk, an awareness program for the Brain Injury Association of
Massachusetts. The Harrison Avenue store is the first
Goodwill location in eastern and central
The annual report is usually highlighted at Goodwill’s Annual Meeting in January, but this year Massachusetts to get the new signs, but others
a major snowstorm forced cancellation of the meeting. will follow. Goodwill’s trucks and donation
To view the 2010 Annual Report, go to www.goodwillmass.org and click on Publications. centers will also eventually have the new look.
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For a copy, call 617-541-1259 or send an email to info@goodwillmass.org.
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Goodwill’s Camp Offers Education and Adventure!
As summer approaches, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries is getting
in full gear to prepare children throughout Boston for an exceptional
camp experience. This year, Fresh Air Camp, located on 500 acres of
woods, fields and ponds in Athol, Massachusetts, will once again provide
campers with exciting recreational activities, an engaging learning
curriculum, and lasting memories.
for boys and girls With two-week sessions, Fresh Air Camp gives children ages 9-17 the
opportunity to participate in day and evening activities such as Red Cross
2011 swimming lessons, Fresh Air Olympics, arts and crafts, theater and much
more. While having a fun camping experience, campers also gain an
understanding of and appreciation for literacy, writing, math, science
and technology. Throughout the stimulating summer camp program,
these educational elements help children become more motivated and
confident learners.
Shara Nelson is one camper who has excelled due to camp. Last year, she
became a counselor-in-training with ease due to previous experiences
with assisting her sister at her daycare facility. Shara was open to meeting
new people and open to the experiences that camp had to offer. “Camp,”
she said, “it was just great.”
Shara said her greatest achievement to date was when she got her first
paycheck for her job at camp, realizing that she could provide for herself.
memories If you’d like to make a donation to Fresh Air Camp, please call
Fresh Air Camp Having a gre (617) 541-1259. Donations support camp scholarships that ensure
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Fresh Air Ctatime at that every child who wishes to attend can do so.
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Having GoodGuides
HAPPY HAPPENINGS Makes a Difference
AT GOODWILL GoodGuides, Goodwill’s youth mentoring program, is making a difference in
people’s lives.
The program, which is only a little more than a year old, matches 12-17 year
old boys and girls with supportive adult volunteer mentors who commit to
mentoring for four hours each month for at least 12 months.
“It’s a priceless, invaluable program,” said Ingrid Trench, one of the adult mentors.
Research has shown that youth who are matched in mentoring relationships
are more likely to graduate from high school, attend college, and show respect
for adults. The GoodGuides program focuses on career and college explo-
ration for older youth.
That means visits to college campuses like
Brandeis, Harvard, Boston University and “ It’s a priceless,
Boston College. It also means hearing
from speakers like Boston Police invaluable program.”
Commissioner Ed Davis or visiting New – Ingrid Trench
England Baptist Hospital to learn about
potential careers in healthcare.
GoodGuides partners with a number of local organizations, schools and
churches to find mentees as well as mentors. Trench, for example, works with
four girls at Dearborn Middle School.
“When I first started meeting with them, one was talkative, but the rest were
quiet,” she recalled. “But now when I come they all pipe up and say, ‘here she
comes.’ I love it.”
GoodGuides mixes fun and cultural activities in with career and college
Top left: A volunteer serves Goodwill participant Mary Moran at exploration. Partcipants have taken trips to Roller World and Monster
Goodwill’s Thanks-for-Giving Dinner. More than 400 guests were served. Mini Golf and are also planning to see “Educating Rita” at the Huntington
Top right: New England Patriots player Leigh Bodden delivers a Theater.
Thanksgiving basket to Rosanna and Elizabeth Ramirez. The event G
provided baskets to 220 families. The GoodGuides program is always looking for mentors. If you are
Bottom: A volunteer helps a child with a craft at Goodwill’s Youth Holiday interested in learning more, please contact program manager
party. Almost 500 young people attended the annual event. Chris Chadwick at 617-541-1416 or cchadwick@goodwillmass.org.
Goodwill Has a New Roof!
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries is very grateful to the many individuals, corporations
and foundations who have contributed to the Building Goodwill…By Raising the Roof and More!
Capital Campaign.
With sufficient financing and fundraising in place to begin the project last October, Goodwill
was able to complete the exterior work – replacing the roof and rooftop heating and cooling
units – just days before the harsh winter storms began! Staff no longer need layers of heavy
sweaters and scarves in the winter months. Buckets used to catch water in the atrium during
rain and snow storms have now been put away.
Goodwill is working to complete the final, crucial stretch of the Building Goodwill…By Raising
the Roof and More! fundraising campaign so that renovations on the building’s interior, fire
alarm system, crumbling sidewalks and parking lot can be completed before June.

To make a contribution or for more information, please contact


Christine Lojko in the Development Office at 617-541-1213 or A worker replaces the heating and air con-
ditioning units at Goodwill’s headquarters
clojko@goodwillmass.org. as part of the building renovations.

GOOD news DONATIONS – continued


your children’s rooms for outgrown kid’s
Running for Great Kids Makes it Seven books or your kitchen for cookbooks you
For the seventh consecutive year, Goodwill has a fabulous team of runners in the Boston haven’t consulted in the last year.
Marathon®. The Running for Great Kids team is made up of seventeen runners who are More than 19 million pounds of gently used
raising money for Goodwill’s youth programs, including the BNY Mellon After-School items are donated to Goodwill every year,
Academy for Girls, Fresh Air Camp, and GoodGuides, a youth mentoring program.
helping neighbors build careers and make
This year’s team was coached by veteran coach Russ Brennen who helped the runners
prepare for the grueling Boston course. The team has raised almost $60,000 for positive contributions to local communities.
Goodwill’s youth programs. Goodwill has also started the Donate Movement
to highlight the positive effects donating has
Goodwill Welcomes New Board Members on both people and the planet.
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Four new board members have recently joined Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries’
Board of Directors. The new board members are:
• Robert Gittens, vice president of public affairs at Northeastern University.
• Peter Morrissey, president and CEO of Morrissey & Company and a previous board
member.
GOODWILL outlook
• Mary Reed, president, Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children and a previous Goodwill’s mission is to provide exemplary job
training and related services to help individuals
board member. with disabilities and other barriers to self-
• Kevin Reynolds, director of operations at The Waldwin Group. sufficiency to achieve independence and dignity
through work. Not charity, but a chance.
Goodwill Wins National Award
Goodwill won an Excellence Award from the national organization Student Affairs
Administrators in Higher Education for its “Goodwill, Not Landfill” initiative with Boston Joanne K. Hilferty
University. Under the program, Goodwill partners with sustainability@BU to collect President & CEO
donations at the end of every school term. Last spring, Goodwill collected more than 35 tons Joy S. Burghardt
during Move Out. This year, Goodwill and BU will be looking to increase those numbers! Vice President, Programs & Services
Terrence M. Fitzpatrick
Goodwill and Peapod Partnership Growing Vice President, Retail Enterprise

Peapod, one of the largest Internet supermarkets in the United States, is hiring more Paul MacNeil
Vice President, Work Programs
and more Goodwill job training participants as personal shoppers and truck loaders. In Director, Boston Career Link
the last eight months, Peapod has hired four participants from Goodwill’s Salem Job
Carol Moran
Training Center. The relationship with Peapod grew out of Goodwill’s partnership with
Vice President, Finance & CFO
Stop & Shop, which hires many graduates from Goodwill’s job training programs. “The
trainees from Goodwill are ready to work and are great employees,” said Steve Virta, Mary G. Rahal
Vice President, Human Resources & Administration
regional director for Peapod. “We’re looking forward to hiring more and more trainees
from Goodwill.” James Harder
Director of Communications
Editor, GoodwillOutlook
Photo Credits
Zev Fisher
Shane Godfrey Morgan Memorial
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission’s
North Shore office staff paid a recent visit to Goodwill Industries
Design
Goodwill’s Job Training Center in Salem to meet Studio A Design 1010 Harrison Avenue
Adam Dossas, the new director of operations there. Boston, MA 02119
(617) 445-1010
www.goodwillmass.org

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