Spring is the time to breathe new life into your home-to clean up and clear out and make room for fresh fashions and fabulous finds. Then, spring over to Goodwill! With your donations, GOOD will bloom. That’s because 90 cents of every dollar Goodwill receives in money and goods fund programs and services that empower local job seekers with barriers to employment to find and keep work. Barriers include mental or physical disabilities, lack of education or past incarceration. That shirt you haven’t worn in a year could buy seven bus passes. Those jeans that refuse to button could pay for seven minutes of job coaching. Click here to find a Goodwill near you.
HERE’S ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OUR MISSION IN ACTION!
Kevin Rhea’s story shows the power of perseverance when it’s paired with Goodwill. A learning disability was just one barrier that made it difficult for Kevin to find work.
“I’d put in applications and call and they’d tell me they would call but they never did,” he says. Enter Goodwill Employment Specialist Dana Davis. She teamed up with Kevin for the job hunt. Now Kevin has the job he’s always wanted. Five years, a dozen customer service awards and a few promotions later, Kevin is still happily employed and enjoying the Power of Work.
Click here to read his story.
GOODWILL 2015 POWER OF WORK AWARDS!
Come celebrate the Power of Work with us on April 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grand Street Café! Our theme this year is The Domino Effect. Much the way a game of dominos is played- matching pips on the open end of a domino tile to another, at Goodwill we help prepare our ‘players’ to win employment! So, put on a GOOD game-face and join us as we celebrate significant partnerships with businesses, individuals and our global community, who walk the walk of our mission every day. Click here to learn more about nomination and sponsorship opportunities.