Charlie Rutherford was born with an intellectual developmental disability (IDD), and, for more than 25 years, he has worked for Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth in its Denton store.
Charlie takes pride in his work at Goodwill, where his coworkers describe him as someone who is always smiling and who performs his daily tasks with enthusiasm. His favorite tasks are working with the clothes and lifting bales.
An active member of the community, he has taken part in Special Olympics events for many years, and he has won a state championship in bowling. Charlie extends his passion for his work to his relationships with his family and coworkers as well. Charlie never forgets a face and is quick to make friends with the people he meets.
In 2019, Charlie was recognized for his 25 years of service at Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth during the organization’s annual board/staff luncheon.
Watch his story below: