Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend Goodwill's Power of Work Luncheon. I wish that every Goodwill shopper and donater could have been there to witness Goodwill's far reaching benefits. I learned a lot more about Goodwill's programs in the Denver area. I love to shop at Goodwill (clearly), and I donate there as well. But like most of us I don't really think about where the money really goes. It goes to helping real people make real changes in their lives through the Power of Work. I recognized some of the awards recipients from shopping at all of the stores in the area. Goodwill employees 1,200 people in the Denver area and helps thousands more get jobs and hopefully turn their jobs into long term meaningful employment. Your purchases and donations really do fund amazing programs that help individuals in so many thoughtful and impactful ways.
Buying my dress and shoes at Goodwill helped someone make positives changes in their lives, and I felt great wearing an outfit that was saved from a landfill someplace. Oh and I felt pretty cute too! (bonus)