We are abiding by the recent mandate from Governor Lujan, closing all non-essential businesses. But the generous donations keep coming. Donors are being asked to hold their drop-offs until stores and their donation centers reopen.
Shauna Kastle, President, and CEO of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico says, “You can imagine how grateful we are for the community’s support at this time! But now we have to plead for donors to stop dropping-off items. We hope the community will understand what’s happening and help us by holding drop-offs until we are permitted to reopen. We know the public wants their donations to be used toward funding free programs and services for New Mexicans and not to be subject to loss or damage.”
We understand people are in the midst of spring cleaning, and while working from home, they may be re-organizing their space. So, we will be ready to happily accept drop-off donations as soon our organization is back in operation. As a partner in the community for 79 years, Goodwill remains committed to advancing our mission to provide skills training, job development, and social services to New Mexicans. Our commitment is genuine now during these difficult times and will continue to be in the weeks, months, and years ahead. Thank you for your continued support of Goodwill and all those served!
We have published a great list of resources available in the following communities: Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Los Lunas, Santa Fe, Clovis, Roswell, Gallup and Farmington. We hope this information helps if you are experiencing a need that is not served by one of our nine free programs. If you want to learn more about Goodwill's free programs and services visit the "Who We Help" page.
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A Note about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Our Shoppers, Donors and Those We Serve
We have temporarily suspended all group activities including training, classes and job fairs in response to state and federal requirements for social distancing. As our communities work together to keep you and your family safe, we would like to reassure you that your health and well-being are top priorities for us as well. As a mission-based nonprofit organization, Goodwill cares deeply for the program participants we serve, and the many donors, shoppers, employees that allow us to help others in our communities every day.
To those we serve through our mission and programs, we are very mindful of your health and well-being. It is our top priority. We continue to work hard to find solutions to provide the services you need while maintaining a healthy, safe environment.
We have communicated to our employees regarding preventative practices and preparedness plans. Our employees are using CDC recommended handwashing health, and we are actively cleaning all common areas.
We also continue to keep a close watch on the evolving situation and the guidance provided by the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and state and local governments.
As a partner for more than 78 years, we remain committed to continuing our mission of helping people facing challenges build skills, find jobs, and grow their careers. This is true now during these difficult times as well as in the weeks, months, and years ahead. Thank you in advance for your patience as we determine how best to continue serving our communities, our employees, and you.