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Goodwill & Max I. Walker come together to help babies with sleepers

Posted at 10:26 AM, Sep 16, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Needing sleepers, a nursing assistant with Methodist Women's Hospital turned to Facebook for a call of assistance. Her call was immediately answered.

"I reached out to my partners at Goodwill, I reached out to my co-workers at Max I. Walker, and we were quickly able to coordinate that Goodwill will go through their stores and look for the requested items," said Steph Dorland, marketing director of Max I. Walker Cleaners. "Max I. Walker would launder them as quickly as possible, and we would get them over to Methodist."

Sleepers are not a huge ticket item, but for those parents with kids in the hospital, knowing that child is being cared for down to the tiniest detail means the world.

"These are the type of programs we enjoy doing," said Casey Walker, director of retail operations at Max I. Walker Cleaners. "We have a wonderful team that is always looking for opportunities to give back to the community, so thank goodness for Facebook and our partners in the community. These are the type of programs we look forward to doing."

When you shop at a Goodwill store, along with getting a good bargain, you are also supporting their programs.

"Our Employment Solutions Program is a job-readiness program that is available to anyone in the community that is need of employment services," said Tobi Machouser, President/COO, Goodwill Industries. "The end goal of this program is to get someone placed in permanent employment. Employment that is meaningful."

They also have several work-experience programs, hands-on learning labs as part of their youth build program, complete with 3-D printers.

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