PRLog - April 11, 2011 - NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation has received a $5,000 donation from SunTrust Bank. SunTrust Lee County Vice President Heidi Colgate-Tamblyn and Nick Ayotte presented a ceremonial check to the foundation at Goodwill’s North Fort Myers headquarters.
SunTrust officials donate $5,000 to Goodwill SWFL
The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation works in coordination with Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (http://www.goodwillswfl.org)
“This gift will help us to continue expanding the services we offer to Southwest Florida,” said Carolyn Johnson, Goodwill’s Vice President of Development. “Last year, Goodwill helped more than 16,000 people become more self-sufficient, and our foundation ensures that funding for these programs will be available for many years to come.”
According to Colgate-Tamblyn, the donation is part of the SunTrust’s commitment to the community. “SunTrust’
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (http://www.goodwillswfl.org)serves five counties: Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades. In these communities, The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation will provide additional support for Goodwill programs including youth services, education, mentoring, family strengthening initiatives, occupational skills training, workforce readiness, and the overall mission of Goodwill.
For more information about the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, or to make a donation, visit Goodwill’s website at http://www.goodwillswfl.org or call Carolyn Johnson at (239) 995-2106 ext. 247.
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About Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.: Goodwill operates 25 thrift stores in SW Florida to support its mission of removing barriers to independence. Programs include income-sensitive housing, career placement assistance, the L.I.F.E. Academy Charter School, Four Wheels for Work, and others.