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Faces of Goodwill – Success Stories

Juanita: Living the Goodwill Mission

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I was in transitional housing and unemployed for four years. When I heard about the Goodwill program, I decided it was time to be a responsible mother. I just had to stand up and be that mother...

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Darian’s Goal Driven Future

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Completing Goodwill’s Hospitality Training Program enabled Darian to go from living paycheck to paycheck to earning a living wage and saving money for her future.

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Patricia’s New Hope

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Just as Goodwill helps individuals with disabilities and disadvantages find employment in the community, we are also helping people within Goodwill find new careers, including people like Patricia.

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Elaine’s Faith & Determination

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Elaine spent much of her 56 years living with an addiction to drugs from which she could not break free. Elaine went from a working mom to losing her job, and becoming homeless.

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Aja Gillis

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Most Goodwill students lack access to affordable transportation, making it their number 1 barrier to graduating from our programs. This is the story of Aja's daily commute...

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Katrina Glover-Souder

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Before Katrina came to Goodwill she faced numerous hardships in life. When she came across the HOPE program, she prayed this would give her the opportunity she was seeking to gain employment in a growing industry.

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Sierra Parson

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A disability doesn’t hinder someone from being a productive and valuable employee. We’ve helped many people with disabilities find jobs — people like Sierra Parson who is now employed with Glen’s Garden Market and living a more independent life!

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Melvin Howell

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When Melvin enrolled in Goodwill's Green Construction training program, he was a bit skeptical. But when he saw Goodwill's dedication and determination to help him gain employment, his negative perspective began to change...

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Phelecia Henderson

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When Phelecia was laid off from her job after four years, she thought she would immediately gain new employment. After several interviews, she struggled to get hired and ultimately remained unemployed for the next three years...

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Frederick Harris

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Fred graduated from our construction program last year and received employment in the plumbing industry. Since leaving Goodwill, he’s had a son, paid off previous school debt, and will receive his Bachelor’s degree in Communication this spring!

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