June 14, 2012
Paris, Ky. — The Goodwill donation and retail center in Paris will celebrate its donors and shoppers by holding an appreciation event on Friday, June 15. 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 98.1 The Bull will also be at the Paris Goodwill from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Customers and donors can enter to win tickets to the August 16 Hank Williams, Jr. concert.
“We’re really glad to have brought Goodwill to Paris last year,” said KD Alsuud, center manager. “We are taking this opportunity to thank our donors and shoppers for their support. Thanks to them, Goodwill can continue to provide job training and employment counseling for Kentuckians across the state.”
The Paris location opened in January 2011, and Goodwill also 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 in North 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. “Donations of gently-used goods are the lifeblood of our organization. With ongoing support from the people of Paris and the surrounding area, Goodwill can continue to be a longstanding and stable contributor to Kentucky’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 118 Matlack Street in Paris, Goodwill is open for donating and shopping Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and 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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