PNC Bank pledges $25,000 to Goodwill of Soutwest Florida to support community services

By: Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Feb. 9, 2022 - PRLog -- PNC Bank has pledged $25,000 to Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida in support of its Community Resource Centers.

The Community Resource Centers serve more than 800 people a week aiding with job search skills, resume writing, online job searches, interview preparation, digital skills training and upskilling for career advancers. The grant from PNC will be integral to the Centers expanding their ability to serve more people.

"PNC is committed to driving real change in areas in which we can make the greatest impact," said Chad Loar, PNC regional president for West and Central Florida. "With this $25,000 award, Goodwill can further help their disabled and disadvantaged clients flourish with better employment, development skills and social services."

Other services that Community Resource Center coordinators provide include helping clients fill out applications for assistance and services when they have barriers with language, technology, and comprehension. Additionally, they provide wrap-around services through referrals to partner agencies, and several of these partner agencies utilize space within Goodwill Community Resource Centers to offer public assistance.

"Goodwill is so grateful for this gift from PNC which builds our capacity to move people toward independence all throughout the year," explains Angela Hemstreet, Director of Employment Services at​ Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida.

A long-standing supporter of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, PNC Bank was selected as its "2021 Business of the Year" for providing computers and funding an employment program for individuals with special needs. The bank will receive the distinction in April during the annual Breakthrough Award Ceremony, which honors individuals and businesses that have advanced the Goodwill mission throughout the prior year.

About PNC Bank

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.  PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit

About Goodwill Industries for Southwest Florida

Goodwill SWFL is a nonprofit organization that is committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence.  They have been providing services to people with disabilities and disadvantages since 1966 in five counties of Southwest Florida: Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades & Hendry counties. To find out more, visit

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