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    Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia Honored with Goodwill® Advocacy Leader Award

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    Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia Honored with Goodwill® Advocacy Leader Award

    ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia has been honored with a 2013 Advocacy Leader Award from Goodwill Industries International.

    The award recognizes a Goodwill® agency that has demonstrated leadership and commitment to advancing Goodwill’s advocacy and policy efforts to further its mission of helping people secure employment and build stronger communities. This is the third year the agency has received the award.

    The Goodwill focused its 2012 advocacy efforts in its Hampton Roads territory, meeting with several state delegates and senators in the region, including those representing Hampton, Newport News and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York. Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia also sought to strengthen relationships with federal legislators. Discussions continued on reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, charitable deductions, and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    “Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia operates across a large and diverse geographic area, yet is committed to educating policymakers across the region about issues that impact Goodwill® programs and services,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Team members have demonstrated their advocacy efforts year after year.”

    The award was presented at a May 15 reception in Washington, DC. The reception is part of Goodwill Industries International’s seventh annual Advocacy Day – “Designing Goodwill into the Future.”

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