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Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Receives $5,000 Grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation

FORT MYERS, Fla. - April 22, 2014 - PRLog -- Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. recently received a $5,000 grant from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation.  Goodwill will use the grant to support the organization’s Palm Beach Job-Link Center (4162 Palm Beach Blvd.)

“We truly appreciate this grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation,” says Goodwill spokesperson Madison Mitchell. “With it, we will be able to provide more opportunities to individuals with disabilities and disadvantages.”

“The BJ’s Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, healthcare and education in the communities surrounding our Clubs,” said Jessica Newman, Executive Director of the BJ’s Charitable Foundation. “BJ’s Charitable Foundation donated a total of $431,000 to 70 nonprofit charitable organizations across our footprint during this grant cycle, and we hope these donations benefit the incredible efforts of our partners working to impact the lives of individuals and families and enable them to continue to provide crucial services to those in need.”

About Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is committed to assisting people with disabilities and disadvantages by providing life-changing opportunities to achieve independence.  In 2013, more than 37,000 Southwest Floridians received assistance from Goodwill, ranging from Job-Link services to disability-accessible housing, career guidance and mentoring programs for teens, and the SWFL MicroEnterprise project, a small business education program.  To learn more about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, please visit www.goodwillswfl.org.

About BJ’s Charitable Foundation

BJ’s Charitable Foundation was established with the mission to enrich every community BJ’s Wholesale Clubs serve. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that primarily benefit the underprivileged in the area of basic needs (hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, education and health). For more information about BJ’s Charitable Foundation, please visit, www.bjs.com/charity

Madison Mitchell

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