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At 56.8 million people, or 17.6 percent of the total U.S. population, Hispanics make up the largest non-white ethnic group in the country, according to U.S. Census date. Expected to reach 61.6 million by 2020, it is alone one of the fastest-growing segments of our diverse nation.

Grateful for the important role by workers with disabilities, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) this October. This year’s theme for NDEAM, administered by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, is “#InclusionWorks,” which underscores the important role played by workers with disabilities in enhancing workplace diversity.

Look no further than your nearest Goodwill store to find the unique Halloween costume guaranteed to impress your friends and family. Each year, hundreds of people come to Goodwill to find the pieces they need to create an amazing Halloween costumes for less. Whether you are looking for the perfect white shirt to complete a pirate or vampire costume or a vintage ball gown to become a zombie princess or prom queen, Goodwill has the clothing, shoes and accessories you need for Halloween.

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas will be holding its second annual GoodFest at the Goodwill Resource Center located at 7400 Scott Hamilton Drive in Little Rock on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Hours for the festival will be from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise that provides books and educational materials to children in need, will distribute 100,000 brand new books next week to children throughout the state of Arkansas, thanks to the work of local partners, AR Kids Read and Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. The books were donated through the generosity of The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Publishing Worldwide and Disney|ABC Television Group.

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is launching Books 4 Kids, a program designed to get books into the homes and hands of Arkansas kids who do not have access to them. Learning to read is critical to a child’s success – both in school and in life. Literacy is one of the best predictors of a child’s future success. But a child without access to books won’t have the chance to become an engaged and capable reader. That’s where Books 4 Kids comes in.

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