June 1, 2012
Harrodsburg, Ky. — The Goodwill donation and retail center in Harrodsburg will celebrate its donors and shoppers by holding an appreciation event on Friday, June 8. From 9 a.m.–2 p.m., donors and shoppers will receive refreshments and giveaways to thank them for their support of Goodwill and its mission. Local radio station Z-105 (105.1 FM) will also broadcast live from Goodwill between 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
“Goodwill is proud to be a part of the Harrodsburg community,” said Tammy Clark, center manager. “Our donors and shoppers have been so dedicated to us during the past six years. Their continued support helps Goodwill provide employment services and job training opportunities throughout Kentucky.”
While the Harrodsburg center has been in operation since 2006, Goodwill opened new locations in Columbia and Barbourville in the last two years. Each of Goodwill’s 60 donation and retail centers in Kentucky create 8-12 jobs for people with disabilities or other disadvantages in local communities.Kentucky’s Goodwill is among those with the most donation and retail centers inNorth America.
“We are grateful to have the ability to serve Kentuckians, particularly during these difficult economic times,” said Erin Gold, vice president of the Bluegrass Division for Goodwill Industries of Kentucky. “It’s important that our communities like Harrodsburg continue to support Goodwill through donations of their gently-used goods because they are the lifeblood of our organization. With ongoing support from the community, Goodwill can continue to be a longstanding and stable contributor toKentucky’s employment services.”
In its 2011 fiscal year, Goodwill placed Kentuckians into 2,584 jobs and paid more than $16 million in wages to people with disabilities or other disadvantages. Goodwill also provided more than 13,000 services and referrals for people seeking employment support.
Located at 669 S. College Street in Harrodsburg, Goodwill is open for donating and shopping Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sunday, noon–6 p.m.
About Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
Goodwill accepts a variety of donations, including clothing and household items, for resale in its stores. Donations are tax deductible and receipts are available. Your support helped Goodwill Industries of Kentucky place more than 2,500 individuals in jobs and pay more than $16 million in mission-related wages in its last fiscal year. Goodwill provides jobs, job training, adult literacy programs, vocational testing and counseling, and employment services for people with disabilities or other disadvantages. Visit www.goodwillky.org to find your nearest donation and retail center.
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