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Easter Seals Goodwill Industries is dedicated to providing opportunities to those in need in the Greater New Haven, CT area. Our community-building programs touch the lives of individuals living with disabilities and other challenges each and every day.

A Message from our President and Board Chair

When someone turns to us for help, we don’t see what they can’t do. We don’t see someone with disability; we see the possibilities of what they could do. We consider it our job to help each person we serve become the best version of themselves. To quote Edgar Helms, Founder of Goodwill Industries: “It’s ability, not disability that counts.”


In 2015 we helped more than 1300 individuals realize their fullest potential with intensive life-changing assistance. With this help they can reach their goals of employment and independence,

including learning a new skill, getting a job or participating in our after-school program.


The Good in Goodwill starts with each of you. We couldn’t do any of this without the help and support of all of you. You help us fulfill our mission to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and other challenges through employment, educational, social and recreational opportunities. With your help, our community grows healthier and stronger, one person at a time.



A Look Back on our Retail Operations


2015 was a year with its ups and downs. The first quarter of the year was plagued with weather related issues; hence total revenues were down over 5% from budget. By the end of the second quarter, stores rebounded and closed the gap on the budget shortfall. The third quarter showed sales stayed even with budget, but not enough to make up for lost ground. Going into the fourth quarter, things looked to be turning around as October’s results were a record breaking  $1,5200,000 in sales (up 2.6% over budget). However that momentum did not continue, as November and December were both under budget. While the total revenue was up 2.3% from last year, budget revenues were down by 1.7%. Still, overall bottom line profits for the year were over $1.05 million dollars.

Our New Meriden Attended Donation Center


In June of 2015 we opened our seventh Goodwill Attended Donation Center on East Main Street in Meriden. A small free standing 900 square foot building was found. The landlord transformed the former Chinese takeout restaurant into an attractive convenient drop off center. Being among many fast food restaurants, this location should be an easy location for our donors to get in and out. The donations that come from this site, get broken down by category and sent directly to our New Britain store.

Meriden Attended Donation Center

784 East Main St. | Meriden, CT

Open Mon - Sun: 9am - 6pm


Donate your unused goods today!

Coming Soon: Plainville Goodwill Store


In May, 2015 a Letter of Intent to lease was drafted and presented to the owner of a proposed shopping center in Plainville to build a brand new 14,000 square foot, free standing Goodwill Store and Donation Center. After some back and forth negotiations, the basic terms were approved. During the balance of the year, lease negotiations commenced. It took many drafts to get the language agreeable to both parties, but finally in March, 2016 the lease was signed. It is uncertain if the construction will start in the fall of 2016, or the spring of 2017. However, the design and layout will be our showcase store once it opens next year.


How our community invested in ESGI:

Purchases through Goodwill

Fees, Grants & Contracts for Programs

Charitable Contributions






Total:  $23,660,000

How we invested those resources:

Collecting, Processing & Selling Goods

Providing Direct Services

Management & General

Resources for Future Investment in the Community


$15, 784,000





Total:  $23,660,000

In 2015, we provided services to 1,329 individuals:

Our services were funded by these primary sources:

Thank You to Our Board Members

ESGI appreciates the skills and expertise that each of our Board members has contributed by volunteering their time to help us!

Board Members

Christopher Cavallaro

Jennifer A. Corvo, Esq.

Christoper Cozzi

Jennifer Daniele

Alfred F. DellaValle

Frank Dixon

Jennifer Elwood

David M. Ferretti

David Gannon

Roberta Hoskie

Kenneth Hylwa

Ronald Nault

Dennis Reilly

David A. Ryan, Jr., Esq.

Rodney Snipes

Matthew C. Susman, Esq.


Debra Testa


First Vice Chairman

Joseph H. Bartozzi, Esq.


Second Vice Chairman

Richard Iovanne



Paul J. Dorsi, Esq.



Kevin E. Cole


Assistant Treasurer

Jay F. Broderick

Donors & Volunteers

Your support allows us to strengthen our community, one individual at a time. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others!

ESGI Retail Stores & Donation Centers


369 East Main Street

(860) 664-9211



664 Long Hill Road

(860) 448-6400



2369 Dixwell Avenue

(203) 230-2910



955 Washington Street

(860) 347-5404

New Haven

472 Foxon Boulevard

(203) 468-2355



61 Amity Road

(203) 397-2735



201 Salem Turnpike

(860) 204-0018



81 Boston Post Road

(203) 795-3333

Goodwill Outlet Hamden

2901 State Street

(203) 248-1600


Rocky Hill

80 Town Line Road

(860) 529-6838



350 Queen Street

(860) 621-0775


1145 North Colony Road

(203) 265-4211



249 West Main Street

(203) 481-7777


New Britain

190 Columbus Boulevard

(860) 224-0885