With Labor Day next week it’s hard to believe that summer is already coming to an end. This summer many local Goodwill organizations have taken advantage of the August congressional recess to engage with their elected officials by having them visit their locations to see firsthand the work and services they provide in their communities.
Inviting members of Congress or other elected officials to tour local Goodwill organizations is still one of the best ways to show them firsthand the impact that Goodwill® has on their district or state. When lawmakers see a local Goodwill in action, they can better understand the mission of our organization. Additionally, when they speak with program participants, they can better understand the difference Goodwill is making in people’s lives.
The following is a recap of a few of the lawmakers visits held by some local Goodwill organizations over the summer:
- Senator John Cornyn visited Goodwill of Central Texas
- Representative GT Thompson visited Goodwill Keystone Area (South Eastern and Central Pennsylvania)
- Governor Rick Scott visited Miami Goodwill
- Representative Rick Allen visited the Goodwill of Southeast Georgia
- Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen visited Goodwill of Monocacy Valley
- Representative Derek Kilmer visited Seattle Goodwill
- State Senator Cecil Thomas visited Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
- Representative Charlie Crist visited Goodwill Suncoast
To those local Goodwill organizations who hosted a lawmaker visit (and to those we may have missed) thank you for your work and advocacy! To those lawmakers who visited their local Goodwill organization this summer, thank you for your visit and continued support!
Goodwill strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work. Visit the Goodwill Legislative Action Center today to sign up to be Goodwill Advocate.