“Goodwill has grown so much in the almost fifty years we’ve been in the community,” says Madison Mitchell, a Goodwill spokesperson. “In 2010 we assisted just over 16,000 people in Southwest Florida. In 2013, we helped over 37,000.”
From 10:30a.m. to 1:30p.m., members of the community can enjoy a ribbon cutting, behind the scene tours of Goodwill’s operations, free and delicious lunch, music and are invited to see how Goodwill is making a difference in the lives of people across Southwest Florida.
The new 126,000 square foot Goodwill Opportunity Center houses the organization’
“The Open House will be a fun way for people to get to know the other side of Goodwill,” says Mitchell. “To see how Goodwill goes beyond just our stores.”
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by providing life-changing opportunities to achieve independence. Supported programs and services include Goodwill Job-Link Centers, neighborhood outreach, disability accessible housing, the Goodwill SWFL MicroEnterprise Institute, and the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy charter school. For more information about Goodwill, visit www.goodwillswfl.org.