CMP Charity of the Day: Goodwill

You're probably familiar with how Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont works: It sells donated clothing and household items in 20 retail stores in the region. It uses the proceeds to fund programs that help put people back to work. But you may not realize that demand for its services has doubled in the last two years.
Goodwill manages six job resource centers in Charlotte. It offers classes to train people in banking, call centers, customer service construction and hospitality. It also has resource centers in Concord, Gastonia, Lincolnton, and Shelby. Funding for several of its programs' was slashed by the United Way, some by more than 50 percent. —Rachel Klapp

Here's how you can help:

Goodwill makes its money through the stores and encourages you to donate items. An average donation is equivalent to about $28 dollars
If you make 1 donation, you provide 3.5 hours of classroom training in a Hospitality Programs
If you make 3 donations – you provide basic job resource center for one person
If you gather 41 donations, perhaps through a neighborhood donation drive, you put one person through Goodwill’s six week Hopsitality program.

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