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Success Stories

Vera  Buccella


There is a look of determination on Vera Buccella’s face when she works. Whether it’s tagging clothes in the back room at Goodwill’s newest location in Danvers or placing items on the sales floor, Vera does it all with tenacity and skill.

Vera first came to Goodwill’s Salem Job Training Center in 1989 through the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and over the years has had a number of successful job placements in the community.

After she was laid off from a restaurant chain in early 2018, she was eager to get back to work.

Goodwill was set to open The Goodwill Store and Donation Center in Danvers in March 2018, and Vera was a great candidate for a production assistant positon at the new location. It is work that suits her well.

“I like coming here and doing my job,” she said. When she works on the floor, she enjoys meeting the customers. “Everyone is very nice. It’s a good place for me to come and work every day.”

With that, Vera gets back to work, her determination as strong as ever.

Cliffeth Tucker


In 2016, Cliffeth Tucker was unemployed and living in Florida. A single mother with four children, she was facing a number of challenges. After some thought, she decided to move to Boston to be closer to her sister.

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