This is an organization that I am very passionate about. Goodwill is a company everyone can get behind because it supports employment, businesses and, yes, even fashion (just check out its Facebook page). Most important, Goodwill gets people in our community who had some barrier to employment back to work.
Joy Boitnott is one of those people. As last year’s winner of the 2012 Lloyd Auten Achiever of the Year Award, Joy is a wonderful example of Goodwill’s mission being put into action. She found Goodwill through the Department of Disabilities and Special needs, where Joy and her parents sought guidance on employment opportunities.
After six years of serving on the Goodwill Industries Board and the Goodwill Foundation Board, I get to see firsthand the tremendous impact Goodwill has on people such as Joy.
Small acts of donating to Goodwill and supporting events like tomorrow night’s dinner enable Goodwill to provide a significant benefit to the citizens of South Carolina through the POWER OF WORK.