Corporate Anniversaries 2014: Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc.
What does Goodwill do to support to the community?
Since 1959, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. has helped hard-to-place workers in Hawaii understand and take advantage of employment services, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Serving over 13,000 people a year statewide, key communities that Goodwill services includes people with disabilities, the economically disadvantaged, immigrants, individuals exiting the justice system, and at-risk youth.
A significant percentage of Hawaii’s residents have incomes below self-sufficiency standards. These individuals and families often struggle with how to get jobs, improve job skills, and manage their finances and how to make good financial decisions that will lead to a more stable future for themselves and their family.
Many individuals benefit from diverse Goodwill programs which help participants identify job placement opportunities, increase earning capacity and income, build savings, attain, sustain and protect assets, become more financially stable, and achieve long-term economic independence. Many low-income residents are unbanked and under-banked; specifically including the large immigrant population.
Goodwill’s Donation Cycle:
Goodwill’s donation cycle helps operates as a business with a social service component through the generosity of the donated goods from our community as well as commercial services that focus on employment opportunities. Goods donations to Goodwill, creates job opportunities for individuals right here in our community.
A Special Mahalo from Goodwill Industries of Hawaii:
In this 55th Anniversary year, we celebrate all those who have supported our mission over the years. “We could not imagine achieving all we have accomplished in 55 years without the dedication and support of our board members, staff, volunteers, business partners, and clients,” shared Laura Smith, President/CEO. “They are the secret to our success as we work together to continue our mission of providing job placement and job readiness services in Hawaii.”
Learn how you can join Goodwill’s efforts, or learn more about the upcoming Goodwill Goes GLAM! July 17-20, 2014 and other events at www.higoodwill.org.
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