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Stories

Read inspiring stories of hope from people who have been transformed by Goodwill Rescue Mission.

You can help turn hunger to hope at the Mission! Thanks to your support, we are able to feed hundreds every day at the Mission.

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It’s unbearable to think about having to survive on the frigid, icy streets. Yet, hundreds of neighbors face the reality of homelessness each winter. Your generosity gives them relief – and renewed hope for a warmer tomorrow

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With an abusive father and a broken home life, Everett’s plunge into addiction started at an early age. It’s no wonder that he turned to the streets and struggled with homelessness and addiction for most of his life. It wasn’t until...

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As a young man in Cuba in 1960, Angel only knew of religion as an "illegal activity." After coming to the U.S. in the 1980s, Angel worked hard to build his American dream, until the recession forced him to close his business...

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Video

Mark slept in a local park before he came to Goodwill Rescue Mission. He is thankful for the warm shelter, meals and showers. Hear, in his own words, how much your generosity means to him.

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Hear how Goodwill Rescue Mission is bringing Hope to the poor and homeless of Newark and learn about the Mission's plans for renovation and expansion.

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Learn about Goodwill Rescue Mission’s programs and how they serve the poor and homeless of Newark through this video gracioulsy recorded and produced by students from Seton Hall.

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