BENEFITING: Goodwill Industries Big Bend, Inc.
Dear Community Partners, I have the honor of working with some great people who do some pretty amazing things each day. We all work for a non-profit company and as you might imagine we are not here for a large paycheck, but because we want to do good things in our community! We all have our niches of where we fit in and what we do. Some of us create free classes for online learning and some create classes to be taught by our instructors, these classes help people grow in their ability to be successful and gain better employment. Other folks work each day with people who have barrieres to education and job placement and work tirelessly to help them with their resume and job applications as well as guide them to classes that could help them. Then we have folks who are constantly in the community doing home restorations for deserving homeowners, trash cleanups, community garden planting, recycled crafts projects with those living with a disability...And so much more! Sometimes it is a thankless job and other times you get the best appreciation from those you have helped, and no matter what we come back day after day and keep at it. We have some fantastic volunteers who keep coming back time after time to serve their community with us. It is inspiring! We are hoping to raise some money to put towards supplies for our various community projects. We don't always have funds and it would be great to have a bit more to pull from to continue all of these great services and keep our volunteers, AmeriCorps members, and coworkers going! Thank you for your support. -Katie