Goodwill Industries Wall Street Mission of Sioux City, IA, Honored with Goodwill® Advocacy Leader Award

Rockville, MD – Goodwill Industries International has named Goodwill Industries® Wall Street Mission of Sioux City, IA as its Advocacy Leader for 2011.
The award recognizes a Goodwill® agency that has demonstrated leadership and commitment to advancing Goodwill Industries International’s policy and advocacy efforts to further its mission of helping people secure employment and build stronger communities. The agency is also recognized for building strong relationships with federal and state policymakers.
The Sioux City Goodwill received recognition for educating lawmakers in three states on how federal legislation impacts Goodwill and the people it serves. The agency advocates on behalf of a diverse set of Goodwill program participants including people with disabilities, youth, veterans and victims of domestic violence. The Sioux City Goodwill has cultivated many positive relationships with lawmakers on the local, state and federal levels and is a trusted resource in its community.
“The Sioux City Goodwill is proactive in sharing the Goodwill mission with policymakers and being a strong, viable leader in the communities where it has a presence,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Through the organization’s advocacy work, it is giving the people the boost they need to secure employment and strengthen their families.”
Members of Congress have toured the Sioux City Goodwill’s facilities to see firsthand how Goodwill is building communities where people find the jobs they need to be independent.
At a reception in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 11, John Hantla, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries Wall Street Mission, accepted the award on behalf of his agency.
“The Sioux City Goodwill will continue to be an advocate for the people we serve, to help them build careers and strengthen our communities,” said Hantla. “Goodwill is dedicated to serving families and helping them build brighter futures through work.”
The reception was part of Goodwill Industries International’s fifth annual Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.