Collaboration and Financial Contribution will Support Job Training and Placement Programs
ROCKVILLE, MD — A message of joy and Goodwill® can be seen in Walmart this holiday season. American Greetings, creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in making the world a more thoughtful and caring place, is supporting Goodwill Industries International with its “Bring Joy to Your World” campaign that will be featured alongside cards and gift wrap in Walmart locations throughout the United States.
Through a one-time financial gift of $100,000 to Goodwill Industries International, a nonprofit social enterprise that helps support employment and job training programs in local communities, American Greetings is supporting critical services, including veteran support and training programs. Goodwill assists veterans, people with disabilities, people who need education or work experience, and others who face challenges to finding employment. Last year, more than 318,000 people found jobs with the help of Goodwill services.
“We are thankful for American Greetings’ donation, which will help Goodwill grow its mission,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Every day, people come to Goodwill looking for help in finding jobs and building their careers so they can care for themselves and their families. This donation will benefit the people who use Goodwill’s services.”
There are 164 local Goodwill organizations in the United States and Canada, and each organization tailors its services to local community needs. Goodwill services include computer classes, résumé and job interview preparation, financial education, child care, transportation and many more.
To learn more about Goodwill or to find your nearest Goodwill career center, store or donation location, visit www.goodwill.org