Celebrate Goodwill Week!Posted on: May 3rd, 2015
Every year during the first full week of May, Goodwill agencies across the United States and Canada celebrate the power of work through local events and promotions. This year, Goodwill Week will be celebrated Sunday, May 3, through Saturday, May 9.
Goodwill Industries Week was first celebrated in May 1951 as a way to encourage local Goodwill agencies to educate their communities about their mission of “helping people with disabilities help themselves.”
Today, the garden parties and teas of the 1950s have been replaced by moon bounces at family fun days and donation drives on college campuses across the country. The church bulletin ads of the 1960s are now Facebook, Twitter and email blasts to Goodwill supporters.
Goodwill Industries of Kansas will celebrate with a special in-store promotion for our Facebook followers and a career fair. To spread the word about Goodwill’s mission, you’ll also hear short success stories on local TV and radio stations.
- Watch 30-second videos about people whose lives were changed in Goodwill programs.
- Donate gently used items.
- Shop - find a location near you or shop online
- Give - Monetary donations help support Goodwill’s mission.
- Like Goodwill’s Facebook page to learn about a special offer.
- Participate in Goodwill’s Job Fair and take a program tour.
GOODWILL WEEK JOB FAIR
WHAT: Join us for a Goodwill job fair at our administrative offices and program center. Learn about opportunities for employment and career growth with Goodwill. Tour the programs to learn more about how working at Goodwill helps the community to provide opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. See job openings at goodwillks.org/jobs.
WHEN: May 7, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc.
3351 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67226
Main entrance facing Webb Road