Goodwill Industries of Arkansas to Hold GoodFest

Little Rock, AR — 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.

This event is free to the public, and it is a collaboration with other local organizations in Central Arkansas. The first 200 people that arrive will eat for free. In addition, each child that attends the event will receive a free book. Other services that will be provided include free health screenings, basic car maintenance education, nutrition assistance, and career services, such as resume assistance and mock interviews. There will also be fun activities for children, including a bounce house and pumpkin decorating. Raffle prizes will be given out throughout the event.

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is committed to changing lives through education, training and employment. Goodwill understands that personal and professional success go hand in hand. GoodFest is one of the many wrap-around services that Goodwill offers to the community.

“GoodFest is a community resource fair designed to make people aware of the services and resources available to them. Goodwill’s goal is to empower individuals as they work to improve their financial future and quality of life,” said Kim Hogue, Director of Family Strengthening and Mission Services with Goodwill Industries of Arkansas.

Local organizations that will be participating include Crain Automotive Team, Bank of the Ozarks, Autism Speaks, Recycle Bikes for Kids, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Habitat for the Humanity. Office of Child Support Enforcement, Girl Scouts, Central Arkansas Development Council, Arkansas Human Development Corporation and the Office of Child Support Enforcement will also be participating at the event. To learn more about the event please visit GoodwillAR.org/GoodFest.

About Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of changing lives through education, training and employment. Revenue generated through the sale of reusable donated goods at Goodwill retail stores is used to create jobs and fund these critical training programs for Arkansans. Last year, Goodwill offered 224,000 services to over 27,800 individuals in Arkansas. Information may also be found at GoodwillAR.org.

CONTACT:
Leslie Heizman
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
(501) 372-5100
lheizman@goodwillar.org

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