Last week, shopgoodwill.com® — the first nonprofit internet auction website created, owned and operated by a nonprofit — sold a very rare copy of a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) The Legend of Zelda sealed game. This is one of the most valuable video games available and one of only a few in known existence. It sold for a whopping $411,278! Revenues generated from shopgoodwill.com fund Goodwill’s mission of helping people find jobs and build their careers. Goodwill is the leading workforce provider in North America.
The donation of the Legend of Zelda came from an anonymous donor to the Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut, headquartered in Bridgeport, CT. The sale of this item will enable this local nonprofit Goodwill organization to open a career center in Stamford, CT. Job seekers in surrounding communities will receive free résumé building, digital skills training, and interview preparation to help them advance their careers and rebuild their lives as they work to recover from the pandemic.
Since its inception in 1999, shopgoodwill.com has earned cumulative sales of $1.2 billion to support local Goodwill organizations and their missions of helping people find jobs. Currently, 129 Goodwill organizations sell items on the site. You can find local treasures in Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia HERE: https://www.shopgoodwill.com/snjp.