Goodwill Week is celebrated during the first full week in May.

Kicking off Goodwill Week is the launch of the “New Lives” campaign, spotlighting amazing individuals who have transformed their lives with help from Goodwill.

Earlier in life, Johnny went to prison which limited his employment opportunities. Prior to coming to Goodwill, he moved from job to job without a true career path or goal. With the support of Goodwill, Johnny was able to receive training, job coaching, interview practice, and other forms of preparation which helped him pursue and earn a great job.

Kim came to Goodwill looking for her next best job.  Despite having no prior experience in the field, Kim began taking IT classes through the Digital Skills training program. With hard work and dedication, Kim completed her IT courses and is employed full-time.

Kenneth is a proud veteran who has struggled with addiction and homelessness following his military service, becoming unemployed for the first time in his life at the onset of the pandemic. He came to Goodwill where he gained workforce readiness skills, technical training and hands-on work experience. His new interviewing skills helped him land his dream job where colleagues describe him as a true professional.

Despite being actively employed, Rosa struggled to support her family as the sole provider for her five grandchildren. Determined to find a better opportunity to provide for her family, Rosa looked to Goodwill and has proved herself to be a hard-working, capable team member. Working at Goodwill has allowed her to support her grandkids and still spend time with her family.