JetBlue employees volunteer at Goodwill NYNJ

Recently, fifteen JetBlue employees volunteered to paint one of Goodwill NYNJ’s newest program sites located in Harlem. Our Weekend Respite program, which began operations last April, currently operates there. Operation: GoodJobs (OJG) will move to this location in a couple of weeks.

“They did a great job and the space now looks so bright and clean! The perfect environment for our program participants and staff,” comments Linda Scarce-Turner, Executive Vice President, Human Services and Workforce Development. “A shout-out goes to Andy Biga, JetBlue Director of Talent Acquisition, and Michelle Frank for organizing this event.”

This is not the first time JetBlue employees volunteer at our Goodwill. After hurricane Sandy in 2012, a large group went to our Astoria headquarters to help out the operations crew. They sorted the many donations Goodwill collected to help out victims of that natural disaster, which affected thousands of residents of the New York City metropolitan area. Their work was very helpful since Goodwill had collected large amounts of donations.

Goodwill’s Weekend Respite program provides families and caregivers of individuals with disabilities a temporary break from care so they can attend to personal matters.

Operation: GoodJobs  provides a holistic integration of career services with family and financial strengthening services for United States veterans and family Members, including post-9/11 U.S. veterans, female veterans, 18-26 year-old veterans, National Guard and Reservists.

Stay tuned! In a future post, we’ll provide contacts and more information about these programs.

If you’d like for a group of co-workers from your company to volunteer at Goodwill NYNJ, please contact Jose Medellin at jmedellin@goodwillnynj.org

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