Goodwill celebrating 85th anniversary
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is celebrating its 85th anniversary and everyone is invited to the party. In honor of the milestone, Goodwill has created a special anniversary section on its website. Also, visitors to bit.ly/goodwillar85 will find a timeline, a collection of newspaper articles written about Goodwill, and photographs covering the past eight decades. Goodwill plans to offer big savings to its supporters throughout the year as well.
“Special sales and promotions will be popping up all year,” Goodwill’s Director of Marketing and Communication Susan Crossley said. “We will announce sale days on our website, Facebook page and through email blasts, so we encourage everyone to sign up or ‘like’ us to get notified.”
To kick off the celebration, the organization is giving away an $85 Goodwill shopping spree at the end of January to the person who knows the most about the organization. Through Jan. 31, individuals can complete an online quiz about Goodwill. The person who gets the most correct answers wins the $85 shopping spree. The quiz is available on Goodwill’s Facebook and website.
Since 1927, Goodwill has been changing lives one donation at a time. The organization was started by a group of community leaders who recognized the state’s need for a training and employment program for those without job skills. Eighty-five years later, Goodwill remains as relevant to the community as ever as we continue assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to independence through education, training, career services and employment.
About Goodwill Industries of Arkansas:
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of providing education, training, and employment services for people with disabilities and other special needs. Revenue generated through the sale of reusable donated goods at Goodwill retail stores is used to fund these critical programs for Arkansans. Information may also be found at www.goodwillar.org.
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