Last updated on May 3rd, 2017 at 02:54 am
Spring means spring cleaning, and if you weren’t motivated to clean before, now you will be – with the motivation from Goodwill’s job creation!
Over the past several years, most of us have had a family member, friend, or acquaintance struggle in this economy. Either they have lost a job or struggled to find employment. And if not someone you know personally, really, all you have to do is turn on the TV or look at social media to see the struggle.
Goodwill’s career centers, training programs and staffing operations give people the resources, skills, and confidence that changes thousands of lives each year.
So how can you help to be a part of this growth and effort in your own community? It’s easy! Donate to Goodwill, and create jobs!
Now that the warm weather is here, not only am I clearing the winter clothes out of my family’s closets and preparing for summer, but I’m looking for ways to give back to those around me. Donating to Goodwill helps me do both at the same time!
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Thanks to the programs and support services made possible by donations of clothes and household items, Goodwill helped place more than 312,000 people in jobs in the United States and Canada in 2015 – that’s one person finding a job every 23 seconds of every business day.
Why do I donate? Because what I may not want or have use for may be perfect for someone else! If we have perfectly good items that can be loved by someone else, why not help our community? If you are not sure where your local Goodwill is, you can use the Goodwill Locator App available for Android and iOS devices and at https://www.goodwill.org/ (click “Explore Our Map” on the homepage). Simply input the items you’re donating to calculate the number of hours of career counseling, on-the-job training, résumé preparation, financial planning classes, and other services you’ve helped provide people facing challenges finding employment. When jobs thrive, communities thrive.
Last year, nearly two million people engaged in face-to-face Goodwill services to advance in their careers. More than 35 million people accessed education, training, mentoring, and online learning tools offered by Goodwill virtually to strengthen their skills and gain industry-recognized credentials.
What are you waiting for? Do your part, by donating your unwanted items to GoodWill. Then tag us on your social media posts with a photo of your Goodwill donations using #DonateStuffCreateJobs.
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