Goodwill Hosts Holiday Party in Brooklyn Community Center

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On December 23, students, and their parents, who receive services from Goodwill NYNJ’s Cornerstone program at the Wyckoff Community Center in Brooklyn attended our Winter Wonderland Holiday party. Kids and adults alike participated in games such as pin the nose on Santa, candy cane hula-hoop race, obstacle course race to Santa to received a small gift, and many other fun stuff!

Our staff provided food to the families and led everyone into an impromptu caroling session. To top it all off, Santa helpers distributed gifts to the kids that Santa had left!

The Wyckoff Community Center serves as the hub for three New York City Housing Developments: Wyckoff, Warren and Gowanus. The center aims to help young people living in these three communities to foster positive relationships. The center provides activities and events to rebuild relationships among the families of these housing developments.

The Goodwill Cornerstone program aims to help prevent risky behaviors and crime in the community. It serves as a safe space for community residents and helps to keep young people involved in structured activities.

Goodwill Cornerstone program at the Wyckoff Garden Community Center:
280 Wyckoff Street; Brooklyn, NY 11217
P: (347) 987-3683 or (347) 453 9266
Hours: Monday-Friday, 2–6 p.m. for 5-12 year-old; 6–9 p.m. for 13–15 year-old; 6-10 p.m. for 16 and up (adult population.)
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 13 and up (adult population.)

Santa Visits Goodwill’s Welfare to Work Program in Brooklyn

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For the second year in a row, Goodwill’s Back to Work program in Brooklyn held “Cookies and Milk with Santa.” Program participants, who are individuals receiving or applying for public assistance, attended with their children. Kids were photographed with Santa while receiving toys. Goodwill staff and other donors donated toys for the children.

“Concourse Village donates toys, coats and professional attire for back to work participants every year,” comments B2W Resource Coordinator Luis Acaupina. “Norma Trowers lead a team there to collect donations for Goodwill program participants.”

Goodwill’s B2W programs are one-stop employment centers that provide job readiness training, placement services, and vocational training to New Yorkers applying for or receiving public assistance. Employment services are shaped according to the background, interests, and skills of each individual. Public assistance recipients (including qualified Food Stamp recipients) may also be eligible for training vouchers to help obtain new jobs or further their careers as they work toward self- sufficiency. Referral by the New York City Human Resources Administration is required.

Goodwill’s Back 2 Work Program Brooklyn
25 Elm Place 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201-5355
718-246-4905

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