Hoping to cheer up some convalescent U.S. Veterans this Valentine’s Day, staff and participants from several of our programs created Valentines for Vets at local VA hospitals.

Yesterday, Goodwill staff delivered more than 200 Valentine cards and 100 bags of candy to the Queens Borough President’s office. The cards were designed by individuals with developmental, psychiatric and physical disabilities. These individuals participate in our PROS, DayHabilatation, PreVocational, and Bridges to Success programs. Parents and children who receive services at our Astoria Family Learning Center contributed in this project too.

The United War Veterans Council sponsors this event. Volunteers will review and sort the goodies before hand-delivering to veterans and their family members this Friday.

Goodwill connected with the War Council last November when staff and program participants marched in the Veterans Day Parade, event organized by the organization.

Last month, Goodwill began running a new program for U.S. veterans (including National Guard and reserves) and their families. Operation: GoodJobs provides a holistic integration of career services with family and financial strengthening services.

Goodwill expects to serve 300 veterans and their family members, including 45 female Vets. To achieve this goal, we’ll partner with other organizations that serve U.S. veterans.

For more information about Operations: GoodJobs or if your company would like to partner with Goodwill, please contact mjackson@goodwillnynj.org

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