Save the date! Help us celebrate 20 years of being part of the Willmar community – Saturday, April 9!

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota has now been in Willmar for 20 years. We’ll be hosting a celebration and Community Open House on Saturday, April 9 to mark the occasion.

Guests will enjoy complimentary treats, scratch-off savings of 10 – 40% and Goodwill gift cards. The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Willmar’s Goodwill store on 19th Avenue SW.

Goodwill-Easter Seals’ mission is to eliminate barriers to work and independence.

Since its opening in 1996 Goodwill-Easter Seals has helped 1,500 individuals in the Willmar area overcome barriers to employment and independence.

“I love our mission,” explains Shelly Huseby, Services and Program Manager in Willmar. “It’s impactful because it helps people find work. We’re teaching people to help themselves. That gives them a hand up, not a hand out.”

Another service Goodwill-Easter Seals provides is medical equipment loans. The Medical Equipment Loan program gives residents the chance to borrow medical equipment at no cost for short-term medical needs. Since 2003, 9,593 individual loans and 14,997 pieces of equipment have been provided to individuals in the Willmar area.

For more information contact Brian Boese at or call 651-379-5681.