My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina, Inc., Durham, NC, USA
My first contact with Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC was about three years ago. I am the director of, what was then, small non-profit, that assists families who have children born prematurely or with special needs. Family Support Network of Wake County had been supporting families for 24 years, with 1.5 full time employees in Wake County. Because of the economic climate we lost the majority of our funding and were at risk of shutting down. We did the typical fundraising events and raised enough for a couple of months. Of course during those events we had no time to serve families.
I met with Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and we realized we had very much the same mission of supporting people. For the past several years we have been part of GIENC and employed by them. We still have our own Board of Directors who gives the program complete guidance.
Because of GIENC’s support, FSN now has 12 employees and covers 13 different counties in Eastern North Carolina. We have employees in four different neonatal intensive care units to assist families who children were born prematurely or with special needs. We have started many new programs that support families because of Goodwill’s generosity. Last year we had over 4,000 contacts with parents that we supported. That would not have been possible without the support of GIENC.
I encourage you to go to their website and see all the wonderful things they do to serve the people in their community.
My organization is very grateful to GIENC and extremely happy to be part of their family!