Come learn about being a mentor – attend the GoodGuides informational meeting!

This Friday, February 4th, GoodGuides is hosting an informational meeting from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in order to recruit mentors. Anyone who is interested in becoming a mentor is invited to come out to our Benson Park Plaza headquarters at 72nd & Ames (map) and learn more about our fantastic program.

We’ll have free food and door prizes, so come check it out. If you have any questions, contact Josh Eggerson at 402-522-7232 or [email protected]

We hope to see you there!

KMTV’s Morning Blend: “For Once In My Life” screening at Goodwill

Our own Kris Pachunka stopped by KMTV’s Morning Blend this morning to talk about our free screening of “For Once In My Life,” the musical documentary about the Spirit of Goodwill band from Miami, Florida. The screening is this Thursday, January 27th at 3:00 p.m. at our Benson Park Plaza headquarters at 72nd & Ames in Omaha.

You can watch the full interview at and learn more about the screening here at

We hope to see you Thursday!

Free screening of “For Once In My Life” documentary

For Once in my Life is an award winning documentary that will change your perception on people with disabilities. It is the story of the Spirit of Goodwill Band, comprising program participants from Goodwill Industries of South Florida in Miami. The talented musicians of the band have a range of physical and mental disabilities. This film captures their individual stories and struggles and shows how they come together to create an inspiring soundtrack. From home life and work to rehearsals and concerts, For Once in my Life connects audiences with the band members, their motivated director and supportive community members.

You are invited to Goodwill’s 72nd and Ames headquarters on Thursday, January 27th from 3:00-5:00 PM for a private screening of the film. A post-film discussion will be based on reflections from the documentary. Join us for this uplifting story on the power of music and its relation to the Goodwill mission.

For more information on the film, visit

KPTM: Community Gives Back for National Mentoring Month

Goodwill was featured in a KPTM story on National Mentoring Month:

[Mentor Kristy Boswell] explains why she got involved mentoring as her way to give back to the community.

“When I grew up, I had a lot of fantastic mentors, and I thought it would be a great way to help someone out the way they helped me out, and without them I don’t know that I would have been able to do some of the things that I’ve gotten to do.”

Now an attorney in Omaha, Boswell is a great role model. But organizers stress that anyone can be a mentor. All you have to do is give up one hour each week.

Morgan Scott, Boswells mentee supports ” I can see that she’s gotten somewhere with her life, she’s been through a lot, and so have I, and maybe I can come out good too.”

You can read the rest of the story at To find out more about GoodGuides and how you can get involved, visit our GoodGuides page here at