A blind woman who found not just a job but a place to belong. A young man who finally got a chance to pursue his dream career. A widow who found fulfillment by helping others.
They are among thousands of people whose lives have been changed by the mission of Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee. During Donate Forward Week — April 3-9 — Goodwill is asking supporters to visit www.giveit2goodwill.org/donate-forward/, read the success stories and take a pledge to donate during Donate Forward Week.
You can even utilize the impact calculator on the website to see how Goodwill’s Donate Forward movement is helping the community and the environment.
During Donate Forward Week, Goodwill will highlight seven of these success stories to demonstrate how donations of clothing and household goods enable the nonprofit organization to help people in profound and lasting ways.
Through the sale of donated items in its stores, Goodwill provides free training and jobs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
By donating just a few bags of clothing or boxes of kitchen ware, electronics or home decor, or by shopping in Goodwill’s stores, middle and west Tennessee residents can help provide their neighbors with the income and dignity that come from paid work. They are also helping to preserve the environment, as Goodwill annually salvages and recycles millions of pounds of material that would otherwise go to landfills.
About Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
For nearly 60 years, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee has provided job training and job placement free of charge to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment through the sale of donated items. In 2016, Goodwill served nearly 44,000 people in Middle and West Tennessee and placed more than 18,000 people into jobs. More information about Goodwill’s Career Solutions, retail stores and donation centers can be obtained online at www.giveit2goodwill.org or by calling 1-800-545-9231.
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