Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma recently received an $830,000 CARES grant, which it will use to help house more than 100 veterans who are currently homeless.
Goodwill Industries of Southern Louisiana Gives Away Children’s Meals as a Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Goodwill Industries of Southern Louisiana is hosting weekly food giveaways to help families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless volunteers load cars and baskets with food to distribute to others.
In Miami, Goodwill South Florida has teamed up with Baptist Health South Florida to create COVID-19 hospital care kits for patients who come through the emergency room or who have stayed as in-patients.
In an effort to provide additional community support while its retail stores are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Goodwill of Greater Washington has partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to deliver food to local distribution centers.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Goodwill Wyoming stepped up to provide five different Wyoming nonprofits a total of $20,000 to aid them during these stressful times. Contributions were made to the Laramie Soup Kitchen, Laramie Interfaith, Food Bank of Sweetwater County, St. Joseph’s Food Pantry in Cheyenne and Joshua’s Pantry in Casper.
Goodwill’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for adults who are age 55 and older. In January 2020, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana was serving over 250 SCSEP participants who were earning money while learning new skills, mastering job search techniques and building work experience to obtain employment, all with the support of a SCSEP guide.
Goodwill South Florida has long been in the apparel manufacturing business, producing more than a million apparel and textile items annually for various commercial and military customers. When Goodwill® temporarily shuttered its operations due to the COVID-19 health crisis, it converted a portion of its business to produce personal protective equipment for local healthcare personnel and hospitals. Then, Ryder System reached out to inquire about the possibility of sewing masks for its essential workers.
Due to the pandemic, many people who’ve never required help before are seeking nourishment for their families. That’s why, in South Bend, IN, Goodwill of Michiana has teamed up with St. Vincent de Paul Society to distribute food to those in need.
Goodwill® has always been on the frontlines of helping people grow their skills, find new jobs and build their careers throughout our 118-year history. As the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic forced nearly all Goodwill organizations to temporarily close retail locations and other facilities, many have formed partnerships at the local level to respond to the crisis and help people get much-needed resources.
Through Goodwill of Orange County’s supported employment program, three Goodwill program participants are working tirelessly to keep the medical center clean. Last week, they were recognized for their dedication, even during the pandemic, with an appreciation celebration from local police officers, firefighters and paramedics.
These have been difficult times for communities. At Goodwill®, we believe that 'GOOD WILL COME'! Each week, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio will provide free downloadable activities for you and your family to help your community grow stronger. Others are just fun ways to pass this time!
Myles Anton, executive chef and owner of The Franklin and Trattoria Stella in Traverse City, MI, found himself with an abundance of fresh produce and free time when restaurants across the state closed due to the public health crisis. That's when he arrived at the Goodwill Inn to volunteer