Goodwill Northern New England

2020 Goals:

Success in the workplace can be interrupted by life circumstances that take precedence over work, leading to a cycle of chronic under- and unemployment. That’s where Goodwill comes in. For more than 100 years, Goodwill has been focused on the role of work in society. Work — holding a steady job — has the power to bring dignity and stability to an individual’s life, their family and community. Our goal is to be instrumental in bringing 10,000 households in our region into stability by 2027. The cleaning, healthcare and retail elements of our enterprise — plus philanthropic investments — deliver mission results and fund our Goodwill-designed workforce services.

Fundraising Events:

It all adds up. By shopping at our stores, you are supporting our primary revenue source and finding goods that have a lot of life left in them. It’s a sustainable approach. Then, you also have the opportunity to “Round Up” to the nearest dollar at the registers. Shoppers’ spare change provides significant support to Goodwill-designed services, Veterans Job Connection Services and the Access Fund.

Giving Opportunities:

Corporate and individual giving: Gifts to the Goodwill Fund help people be successful on the job while aligning with your business goals. Our team will work with you to maximize your brand impact. Coordinate a donation drive: By hosting a donation drive, you can create impact toward your own sustainability goals. Just as there are things you recycle, there are things you donate. Think of a neighborhood, school, church, civic group or company-wide project. Items that are most useful include computers, clothing, home goods, linens and books. Our community relations team will work with you to make it easy.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Every day volunteers contribute to the success of people who participate in Goodwill services. While there are a variety of one-day, team building projects available throughout the year, mentoring adults re-entering the workforce is an ongoing commitment that is life-changing for the volunteer and the person who is making life changes. With training available for all specialized volunteer roles, Goodwill’s volunteer program manager will work with you to create a memorable and rewarding experience. Contact Barbara Sawyer at to talk about specific opportunities.

Board Officers   /   Board Members

Kelli D’Amore
Nathan Wechsler

Mary Baumgartner
Vice Chair
Bowdoin College

Geoffrey Baur

Dexter Kamilewicz
Retired, Community Volunteer

David Damour

Yvonne Goldsberry
Endowment for Health

James MacKay
NH State Senator, District 14

Ned Helms

Tiffany Breau-Metivier

Paul Ligon
Casella, Inc.

Marion Simpson
Dartmouth College

Dawn Bugbee
Green Mountain Power

Pete Groth

Gary Vogel
Drummond Woodsum

John Valpey
U.S. Trust, Bank of America
Private Wealth Management


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