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Goodwill Industries International (GII) is pleased to honor Brian Itzkowitz, the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Arkansas (Little Rock), with the 2017 GII Advocacy Leader Award. The award recognizes a Goodwill leader’s commitment to supporting Goodwill’s mission of helping people reach their potential through the power of work.

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas opens the doors to its new retail store and donation center at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19. The newly renovated facility is a relocation site for Goodwill’s store, currently operating in the Gregory Place Shopping Center at 109 Gregory Place.

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas and Pleasant Ridge Town Center encourage people to clean out their closets and make a fresh start this spring. Donors can set aside clothing and other small household goods that they no longer need and donate them to Goodwill at Pleasant Ridge Town Center’s Donation Drive. From April 1 to 8, you can drop off your gently used items at Pleasant Ridge Town Center’s participating stores.

Goodwill’s mission of changing lives through education, training and employment starts with removing barriers to create opportunities. Goodwill is helping individuals in Northwest Arkansas earn their General Equivalency Diploma (GED), demonstrate employability with a Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE) certificate and learn English as a second language. Goodwill is partnering with Northwest Arkansas Community College, Fayetteville Adult Education and Northwest Technical Institute to offer free classes at Siloam Springs, Rogers, Fayetteville and Springdale Career Centers.

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas needs your donations. Donations fund Goodwill’s job training programs and services, and there is concern that the shortage could affect its ability to provide its mission of changing lives through education, training and employment.

With the start of tax season, Goodwill wants to help Arkansans keep more money in their pockets. For a second year, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, in cooperation with the Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), will offer free tax preparation to eligible individuals and families in Little Rock.

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