Goodwill of Greater Washington Kicks off Jobs in ’12 Campaign with the “Walk for Work”

Jobs in ‘12 campaign with Walk for Work

Washington, DC – On Friday, January 20th, Goodwill of Greater Washington (GGW) will be kicking off its new Jobs in ’12 campaign with the inaugural Walk for Work.

The Walk for Work will consist of the “Smiling G” mascot (photo attached) walking two miles from Union Station to Goodwill’s new career center in Foggy Bottom to create awareness for the Jobs in ’12 campaign.

The goal of the Jobs in ’12 campaign is to train, equip and place nearly 200 people into local jobs that support the local economy. We anticipate that these 200 jobs will come through the placement efforts from our intensive job training programs and the continued regional expansion of Goodwill’s retail stores.

Additionally, GGW intends to continue providing 600+ jobs to local residents through our retail stores, janitorial contracts, and administrative and support divisions, many of which are filled by people who face significant disabilities or other barriers to employment.

The Walk for Work was inspired by the success of our “Give to the Max Day” challenge on November 5th. Thanks to your passion for the Goodwill mission and the communities that we serve, Goodwill exceeded its fundraising goal of $5,000, so as promised, the Smiling “G” will take a long walk down K Street.

Goodwill of Greater Washington’s mission is to transform lives and communities through the power of education and employment. In short, Goodwill helps people with disabilities and disadvantages get jobs. Through the Jobs in ’12 campaign, Goodwill hopes to make a measurable impact on both our local workforce and our economy.

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