News & Publications

Communication is one of our core values. Here we share our organization's media releases, latest blog posts, annual reports and more. Get to know Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota.

Latest store opening updates

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota evacuated several store and service locations as a precautionary measure on Thursday, May 28. Our employees’ safety is top priority and we will continue proactively monitoring all locations.

Last night, our St. Paul store was broken into and affected by neighboring fires.

We are scheduled to reopen stores on Monday, June 1, but some locations [currently St. Paul and Gina + Will] will not open. We appreciate your patience. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, we are eager to return focus on our mission to eliminate barriers to work and independence.

Recent press releases:

Halloween 2019 Media Resources

GESMN Designated a Center of Excellence for FAST Program

Girl Scouts Offer Cookies at Select Goodwill Locations

Goodwill Installs Custom Living Rooms at Twin Cities Businesses

Goodwill Launches Electronics Soldering Training in the Twin Cities

West St. Paul Goodwill Grand Opening on Aug. 18, 2018

Maureen Gaedy Honored by Goodwill Industries International

Common Myths

Get the facts about GESMN's work in our community!


Community Need:
Minnesota projects a labor shortage of 239,000 workers by 2022.

Our Response:
Goodwill-Easter Seals graduates who might otherwise find themselves on the margins are instead at the front of the line for employment opportunities.

Community Need:
Some people are excluded from Minnesota’s thriving economy. The unemployment rate is 60% higher for people with disabilities, and the poverty rate for families of color is up to triple the poverty rate of white families.

Our Response:
GESMN’s 1-1 employment services help narrow these gaps.

Community Need:
In any given year, Americans generate over 250 million tons of waste for landfills. Locally, 2.9 million tons go into landfills annually.

Our Response:
GESMN diverts more than 60 million pounds (or 30,000 tons) from landfills every year and over 60% of our stores are ENERGY STAR rated. Check out our green initiatives here!

Media contact: Marketing & Communications Director Melissa Becker or 651-379-5955