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At Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, we help people with disabilities and other disadvantages reach their highest potential through training, education and employment services. Donate, Shop, Change a Life!" is more than just a tagline - it’s how we have been operating for over 85 years.
Our programs and services offer a hand up, not a hand out. Sometimes that hand up is resume development or job placement assistance. Other times, the hand up comes in the form education or training programs.
The number of transformed lives is more than just glowing statistics; they are actual stories of people who turned their lives around and discovered their potential. Get to know a few of the lives that have been touched by Goodwill.
When you support Goodwill by donating to or shopping at stores in your neighborhood, you support our mission and make a lasting impact in your community by changing lives.
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas Honored with Goodwill® Advocacy Leader AwardPosted by Goodwill Arkansas
The Goodwill® Advocacy Leader Award recognizes a Goodwill® agency that has demonstrated leadership and commitment to advancing Goodwill’s advocacy and policy efforts to further its mission of helping people secure employment and build stronger communities. This is the fourth year the agency has received the award.
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas has advocated on a variety of issues including job creation, funding for employment programs such as the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). In 2012, Goodwill team members held more than 40 meetings with local, state and federal policymakers.
“CEO Brian Itzkowitz and his team are to be commended for their tremendous commitment to educating policymakers on issues that affect Goodwill and the people and families we serve,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Their advocacy work has impact throughout the entire state of Arkansas and serves as a model for other agencies across the Goodwill enterprise.”
The award was presented at a May 15 reception in Washington, DC. The reception is part of Goodwill Industries International’s seventh annual Advocacy Day – “Designing Goodwill into the Future.” This is the second year that the Goodwill agency has been lauded for its public policy efforts.
Annual Awards Luncheon & Celebrity Fashion Show - Turning Jeans into DreamsPosted by Goodwill Arkansas
Annual Awards Luncheon & Celebrity Fashion Show
Turning Jeans into Jeans
Thursday, May 9th | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Clinton Presidential Center
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing program participants who have overcome various barriers to improve their lives through the power of work.
Seating is limited, RSVP today at http://www.goodwillar.org/mission/news_events/luncheon/luncheon.html
Forbes: Goodwill, “The Most Important Social Enterprise in 2013?”Posted by Goodwill Arkansas
Goodwill® is featured on Forbes.com in an article entitled “The Most Important Social Enterprise in 2013?” The article discusses how the organization is more vital than ever in light of the national job crisis. The article highlights the many innovative models Goodwill has implemented for shopping as well as for job seekers.
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