On June 26, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida (Orlando) opened a mini “storefront” at the Children’s Safety Village of Central Florida, a miniature city that provides civics and safety lessons through interactive activities and role-playing exercises.
The storefront mimics the Goodwill’s retail stores across Central Florida, where the nonprofit accepts donated clothes, shoes, household décor and electronics. The Goodwill hopes that the storefront will get parents and kids talking about the spirit of giving.
“By shopping and donating at our retail stores and Donation Xpress Centers, families are supporting services that help people in our community find meaningful work,” Orlando Goodwill President and CEO Bill Oakley said. “This is a great opportunity for parents to talk with their kids about where their donations are going and how they help people who are less fortunate.”