June 28, 2012
Louisville, Ky.—Goodwill Industries of Kentucky opened its second donation and retail center in Elizabethtown last Friday, located at 3032 Ring Road. The 10,000-sq. ft. facility created nine new jobs for people with disabilities or other disadvantages, in accordance with Goodwill’s mission to help people who face barriers to employment obtain and maintain a job.
“We are very excited to add another Goodwill in Elizabethtown and provide more jobs and training for people who want the opportunity to work,” said Cathy Bryant, manager of the new center. “Elizabethtown residents have been really generous to Goodwill by donating clothing and household items, and we hope they continue to show their support at our new location.”
Meanwhile, construction is nearly complete at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky’s tenth Louisville donation and retail center. Located on Hurstbourne Parkway just south of Shelbyville Road, the site formerly occupied by Piccadilly Cafeteria will house a 15,000-sq. ft. building, including a donation drive-thru, processing area, and retail space. The addition, which will be Goodwill Industries of Kentucky’s 62nd center, is expected to create 10-12 jobs.
“Goodwill has a long history in Louisville, and we are really pleased to provide additional employment opportunities by opening this new location,” said Marsha Berry, vice president at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky. “With such an increased demand for jobs these days, Goodwill is fortunate to offer work to people who have disabilities or other disadvantages.”
About Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
As one of the largest Goodwill member organizations in the country, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky “turns jeans into jobs” by providing hands-on job training for individuals with disabilities or other disadvantages. The nonprofit, 501(c)(3) agency operates 61 donation and retail centers and provides job counseling, supported employment, and adult literacy programs, helping people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life. In the first six months of the 2012 fiscal year, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky placed Kentuckians into 1,422 jobs and paid nearly $8 million in mission-related wages. Goodwill accepts a variety of donations, including gently-used clothing and other household items, which are tax deductible. To find the nearest location, visit www.goodwillky.org.
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