Bishop Brings Experience, Passion to GII August 14, 2009 Rockville, MD. – The Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries International, Inc.® has elected Ray Bishop of Atlanta, GA as its new chair. Bishop took office during Goodwill’s annual Delegate Assembly, held in Indianapolis, IN, this June, and will serve a one-year term. Bishop has served
Affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean Provide Vocational Training to Persons with Disabilities August 4, 2009 Rockville, MD. – Goodwill Industries International® has expanded its outreach in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing effective job training and rehabilitation services to people with disabilities through community-based programs. The newest affiliates to the international organization
Goal is Set at Collecting Five Million Pounds of Clothes July 27, 2009 Rockville, MD / New York, NY — To ensure that every child goes back to school in style this year, Goodwill Industries International® and Family Circle have teamed up to launch a five million pound clothing drive which will run from Saturday,
Goodwill Meets Historic Demand During Economic Uncertainty July 9, 2009 Rockville, MD. – In the midst of a global economic crisis, a record-breaking 1.5 million people in North America benefited from Goodwill® job training programs and employment placement services in 2008, a nearly 40 percent increase over 2007. Through its network of 166 independent, local
Rockville, MD. — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded five local Goodwill® agencies grants totaling approximately $47 million. U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced the award, which assists out-of-school youth in obtaining their diplomas or General Educational Development (GED) certificates, while providing occupational training in the construction industry to build affordable homes for
$1.8 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Grants Given to Nine Local Goodwills July 7, 2009 Rockville, MD. — Goodwill Industries® is able to expand its job training and employment services targeted to homeless veterans in order to help them succeed in civilian careers, thanks to a series of grants totaling more than $25 million
Mentoring Program Receives Volunteer Program of the Year Award, Family Financial Stability Program Receives 21st Century Initiative Award June 30, 2009 Denver, CO. — For helping at-risk students transition successfully from high school to college, and for helping families increase their financial stability, Goodwill Industries® of Denver has been honored by Goodwill Industries International® with
Douglas Smith Honored with Elsine Katz Volunteer Leader of the Year Award June 30, 2009 Honolulu, HI. — Although Douglas Smith is a busy partner at the law firm of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, he has demonstrated his passion for Goodwill Industries® of Hawaii by serving in several critical volunteer roles over many years.