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May 13, 2014

Goodwill gives thanks for generosity

CORBIN — This past month, following a harsh winter that chilled donations by seven percent statewide, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky launched a “March Gladness” campaign and the Corbin community really responded.

We are pleased to report that donations increased by nine percent during the month of March!

The generosity of our donors allows us to provide job training and job counseling to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment. Typically, January through March are slow months for Goodwill, but very rarely do donations dip more than 2 or 3 percent. We’re talking thousands of donations, so it really poses a threat to our vital services for an already vulnerable population.

Donations to Goodwill stay local, providing jobs right here in Corbin. In fiscal year 2013, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky employed nearly 1,200 Kentuckians, placed 2,470 in jobs, and paid almost $18 million in wages to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment – thanks to your tax-deductible donations. In addition to operating 63 donated goods centers statewide, which provide jobs and hands-on training, Goodwill offers employment counseling, adult literacy programs, and job search and resume-writing help.  

March Gladness is a great example of why we love our donors, who really stepped up to help us rebound during a difficult time!

Kristel L. Fryman, Vice President

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky

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