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Community partnerships act as a mission multiplier, extending our scope of programming to those in need.

GIENC® has had a presence in local and regional communities for decades. As a broker of conversations, GIENC is committed to providing employment, education, and life enrichment opportunities for all. Partnering with other organizations that share our values, ethics, and desire to serve provides opportunities for a diversity of thought, innovative solutions to social issues, and greater impact within our communities. Below are community partners we currently support through grants, programming, and direct services.

Does your vision of community transformation align with ours?

Are you interested in becoming a mission investor? From hosting a donation drive to providing program grants, there are several ways that your organization can partner with GIENC. We are always open to a conversation, especially when it means providing more employment, educational, and life enrichment opportunities for our local and regional communities.

Our Partners

Families Moving Forward helps families in the crisis of homelessness find their way home. They provide temporary housing, case management, skills education, and connection to community resources to help parents and children thrive in stable homes.
The Carying Place teaches homeless families with children life skills for attaining independent living while providing short-term housing and support services to address their individual needs.
A Place at the Table Cafe provides community and good food for all, regardless of means. They strive to be a place that breaks walls and barriers between people of different economic class, generations, race, and spiritual backgrounds.
Living with Autism works to provide the highest quality of person-centered services to the individuals and families they serve. They enhance independence through life skills, vocational training, community integration, and recreational opportunities. They offer person-centered programs with individual and group support.
Ship Community Outreach builds relationships with and supports individuals experiencing severe poverty, hunger, and hopelessness in southeast Raleigh and beyond. They provide 3,000 people/month in Wake County with free groceries, clothing, and medical screenings; offer free employment classes for those impacted by gangs, and operate an initiative that helps trafficked women find freedom.
The Performance Learning Center is a small, non-traditional high school geared toward students who are not succeeding in a traditional school setting. The PLC creates a business-like learning environment where students complete assignments using an online computer-based curriculum with the assistance of licensed classroom teachers.
The Family Resource Center South Atlantic delivers effective and quality services for Wake, Durham, and surrounding communities providing prevention and intervention services to strengthen families and communities. FRCSA has solidified its standing as a dedicated leader by developing, implementing, and evaluating programs designed to help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency.
Esteamed Coffee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coffee shop in Cary, NC, that employs individuals with various disabilities, most of whom have never been given a meaningful employment opportunity. They strive to connect people in a purposeful, intentional community that enriches the lives of their employees and patrons through fellowship in a warm, welcoming environment.
TheGifted Arts is a youth elevation and performing arts organization that uplifts and artistically trains young people within a culture that values identity, purpose, leadership, and confidence. They strongly believe in the power of intention — that with racial and social justice and liberated black and brown communities, youth will magnify their personal power.
United Service Organization North Carolina supports military servicemen and servicewomen in the state of North Carolina. Eleven percent of active U.S. military forces call North Carolina home. With seven major military installations, North Carolina has the fourth largest demographic of active and reserve duty components in the country.
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Testimonials

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"Our partnership with Goodwill has been so powerful and pivotal to our growth! Goodwill has created good job opportunities for the students in our employment classes, provided resources to improve our free fitness center, and has fueled our food outreaches through the funding of our new Bread of Life truck! Goodwill’s heart for the community is beating strongly through their support of Ship Community Outreach and many other grass-root community organizations!"
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"Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC, Inc. is going above and beyond to serve families experiencing homelessness by partnering with us to meet a critical need, employment. Thanks to our partnership, parents will be able to gain valuable employment skills specifically for them that includes soft skills education and temporary employment. Goodwill is truly committed to enriching the lives of all families."
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"Family Resource Center South Atlantic (FRCSA) is honored to partner with Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC. This partnership will enable FRCSA to provide families access to our programs, expand our outreach and enhance our services. Goodwill Industries is essential to supporting families with employment, training, and meeting their basic needs. Goodwill’s generous gift and support to FRCSA helps us to assist families in a way that engages, involves, and strengthens them to become self-sufficient."
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"As a growing non-profit in our community that has a mission to move the needle in critical areas that affect our youth, it is important that we collaborate with other like-minded organizations and leverage our collective resources to achieve success. Goodwill has met our needs by providing resources to support upgrades to our aging facilities which will create environments conducive to supporting academic recovery and our social and emotional wellness initiatives. The investments from Goodwill will resonate well beyond the immediate and impact our families for years to come."
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"Living With Autism, Inc. is thrilled to be a partner of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC! We opened the Living With Autism Day Center in 2021 and were searching for vocational opportunities for our participants with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Goodwill of ENC suggested the sorting, matching, and presentation of their jewelry and it is a match made in heaven. Goodwill has also provided assistance to Living With Autism in our pursuit of recreational and sensory equipment, community transportation and staff, and participant health and safety. We look forward to a long-lasting, successful relationship with Goodwill Industries."
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"GIENC understands the challenges The Women’s Center addresses. Goodwill and Mr. Chris Hash are valued and trusted partners in serving the most at-risk women in The Triangle. Whether it is tackling the complex issues of mental health, women’s health, permanent supportive housing, or food insecurity, I know Goodwill will be alongside us. I am proud to stand side by side, shoulder to shoulder with Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC in addressing the most pressing challenges facing our community."
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"Esteamed Coffee is immensely grateful for the partnership of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC as we provide workforce development opportunities to local individuals with various disabilities! Goodwill has been a huge blessing to help Esteamed Coffee lower the 70+% unemployment rate for adults with disabilities in our shared corner of the world and we are very grateful to them!"
Angela H, Esteamed Coffee
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"I used to think of Goodwill as the storefront for used goods. Wow… they are so much more! They have a genuine interest in helping the communities they serve. We experienced this with the school supplies that they provided for our homeless children and their support of the transitional housing for working homeless families. They have also offered employment and training to our families which has a major impact on their ability to move from homelessness to becoming self-sustaining. Together, we are exploring exciting opportunities to help many more."
Carolyn H, The Carying Place
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"We are so thankful for our partnership with Goodwill. Goodwill is so much more than a thrift store and I challenge each of you to get to know their programs, their team, and the missions they support. They not only show up often to support our pay-what-you-can cafe, but their generosity has allowed us to sustain our mission and grow various programs. They have made many things possible for our staff & volunteers and are excited to see how our teams continue to work together. We love love love the Goodwill folks and can't wait to see all they continue to do to support this community."

Are you interested in becoming a mission investor?

Funding work that leads to a better tomorrow. We are in the business of creating long-lasting legacies for our communities in Eastern NC and that begins with our partners. If you would like to participate in finding out how Goodwill can help empower your organization, please fill out the inquiry form below or email.

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