Since 1919, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota has prepared people in our community for work. Our workforce development services enable people to develop marketable job skills, and to connect with employers to find fulfilling jobs in their fields and advance in those jobs.
Jennifer is one of only five women in Minnesota who are piledrivers. Find out how we helped her overcome the barriers she faced and start her new career.
Let go from her job just days before Christmas, Nicole was worried how she would provide a Christmas for her children and faced eviction from her home. Then Goodwill-Easter Seals helped her land a permanent, full-time job.
"Goodwill-Easter Seals took me from being in someone in need of help, to being in a position where I can help other people." See our mission in motion in Danielle's story.
Help build a world where everyone experiences the power of work.
In 2017, the average duration of unemployment in the U.S. was 25 weeks – that’s half a year without income!
A big part of our mission support is the partnerships we build with businesses and community organizations, who are instrumental to the success of program participants. In addition to funding, corporate partners offer opportunities for participants to gain valuable workplace experience and in some cases, permanent employment.
Check out our mission in motion with Marsden Holding, L.L.C., a leader in commercial janitorial, building maintenance, security, HVAC mechanical maintenance and specialty property services:
For over a decade, Marsden has provided in-kind donations in the form of facility janitorial services, as well as significant program funding and even employment for our participants.
Marsden and Goodwill-Easter Seals share many core values. One guiding principle of both organizations is respect for the individual. Marsden has a longstanding reputation for treating people with respect and appreciation. Partners like Marsden, are extremely valuable to our participants, who gain real-life job experience and complete our training programs. Marsden's generosity of in-kind gifts and support of our participants is a beacon for how community partnerships can uplift people!
Contact Director of Philanthropy Shannon Schaaf or 651-379-5888 for more information.
Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the Federal Tax ID: 47-1694921.