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    April 2015

    April 22, 2015 At Goodwill®, Every Day Is Earth Day

    Goodwill’s commitment to sustainability extends from its retail stores to its international headquarters. ROCKVILLE, MD — Long before the first Earth Day in 1970, a Methodist minister in Boston, MA, Rev. Edgar J. Helms, pioneered the “reduce, reuse, repurpose” practice in 1902. He began what would become Goodwill Industries® by collecting used household goods and clothing, hiring those in need to mend and repair the clothes, and reusing the clothes for those who needed them. More than ...

    April 14, 2015 Texas Goodwill® Association Leader and Six Members of Congress Honored with Goodwill Advocacy Awards

    WASHINGTON, DC – Goodwill Industries International honored six members of Congress and the leader of a Goodwill state association with the nonprofit’s annual advocacy awards. The awards, which recognize commitment to advancing Goodwill’s mission of helping people build careers and gain employment, were presented on Tuesday, April 14, during a reception in Washington, DC, as part of Goodwill’s annual advocacy event. Lori Henning, the recipient of the 2015 Advocacy Leader Award, has ...

    April 14, 2015 Texas Goodwill® Association Exec Honored with Goodwill Advocacy Leader Award

    WASHINGTON, DC – Goodwill Industries International has honored Lori Henning, executive director of the Texas Association of Goodwills (TAG), with the 2015 Goodwill Advocacy Leader Award for helping develop a state public policy agenda that promotes Goodwill’s business and mission in Texas. Henning was recognized on Tuesday, April 14 during a reception in Washington, DC, as part of Goodwill’s annual advocacy event. Henning has served as the TAG executive director for 12 years. In that ...

    April 14, 2015 U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander Honored with Goodwill® Policymaker Award

    WASHINGTON, DC – Goodwill Industries International is pleased to honor U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) as a recipient of its Goodwill Policymaker Award for 2015. The award recognizes a federal lawmaker who has clearly demonstrated support for Goodwill’s public policy priorities. Memphis Goodwill Industries (TN) nominated Sen. Alexander for his commitment to advancing Goodwill’s mission of helping people build careers and gain employment. The senator and his staff have consistently ...

    April 14, 2015 U.S. Senator Richard Burr Honored with Goodwill® Policymaker Award

    WASHINGTON, DC – Goodwill Industries International is pleased to honor U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) as a recipient of its Goodwill Policymaker Award for 2015. The award recognizes a federal lawmaker who has clearly demonstrated support for Goodwill’s public policy priorities. Sen. Burr was nominated by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina (Winston-Salem) for his commitment to advancing Goodwill’s mission of helping people build careers and gain employment. Last year, the ...

    April 14, 2015 U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey Jr. Honored with Goodwill® Policymaker Award

    WASHINGTON, DC – Goodwill Industries International is pleased to honor U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA) as a recipient of its Goodwill Policymaker Award for 2015. The award recognizes a federal lawmaker who has clearly demonstrated support for Goodwill’s public policy priorities. Sen. Casey was nominated by the Pennsylvania Association of Goodwills for his commitment to advancing Goodwill’s mission of helping people build careers and gain employment. The senator championed the ...

    April 14, 2015 U.S. Representative Ander Crenshaw Honored with Goodwill® Policymaker Award

    WASHINGTON, DC – Goodwill Industries International recently honored U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) with a 2015 Goodwill Policymaker Award for his commitment to advancing Goodwill’s mission of helping people build careers and gain employment. The award was presented on Tuesday, April 14 during a reception in Washington, DC, as part of Goodwill’s annual advocacy event. Congressman Crenshaw co-sponsored the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which President Obama signed into ...

    April 14, 2015 U.S. Representative John Kline Honored with Goodwill® Policymaker Award

    WASHINGTON, DC – Goodwill Industries International recently honored U.S. Rep. John Kline (R-MN) with a 2015 Goodwill Policymaker Award for his commitment to advancing Goodwill’s mission of helping people build careers and gain employment. The award was presented on Tuesday, April 14 during a reception in Washington, DC, as part of Goodwill’s annual advocacy event. Congressman Kline serves as the chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. He was nominated by ...

    April 14, 2015 U.S. Senator Patty Murray Honored with Goodwill® Policymaker Award

    WASHINGTON, DC – Goodwill Industries International is pleased to honor U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) as a recipient of its Goodwill Policymaker Award for 2015. The award recognizes a federal lawmaker who has clearly demonstrated support for Goodwill’s public policy priorities. Sen. Murray supported the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2014, which amended the Older Americans Act of 1965. “The senator and ...

    April 14, 2015 U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers Honored with Goodwill® Policymaker Award

    WASHINGTON, DC – Goodwill Industries International recently honored U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) with a 2015 Goodwill Policymaker Award for her commitment to advancing Goodwill’s mission of helping people build careers and gain employment. Rep. McMorris Rodgers supported the passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which President Obama signed into law in December 2014. The legislation eases financial strains faced by individuals with disabilities by ...