I will donate: When you donate to Goodwill you help people achieve independence and dignity through work.
Put Your Clothes to Work is an important corporate clothing drive that helps community-based job trainees overcome one of the greatest obstacles to getting and keeping a job -- owning appropriate interview/work attire. The drive is planned and organized by a committee composed of key sponsors.
The Clothing Drive is conducted annually over a period of several weeks, with 30-50 companies choosing a specific week or two weeks for their drive. Companies are provided marketing materials about the drive, along with bins and racks to collect the clothing. Goodwill schedules a specific date and time to pick up the donations.
A Benefit Reception in May kicks off the drive. It is an opportunity for representatives of companies that conduct drives, donors to the drive and other people, primarily business people, to gather and launch the drive together. Highlights of the reception include remarks by a Goodwill job training participant who has benefited from the drive.
Photos from the 2011 Put Your Clothes to Work Reception
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries was founded in 1895 in Boston’s South End to provide residents with jobs and to furnish the community with low-cost goods. It was the first in what is now a worldwide network of 175 independent affiliates.
LaToya Graddy – I Will Work
LaToya Graddy didn’t actually first come to Goodwill for help finding work. She came to get her son Zyderrious signed up for the organization’s Youth Mentoring Program.Read more...