Business Partners Support Goodwill During Shutdown

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Local businesses are stepping up to make sure Goodwill Industries of Kansas’ services continue to the community, even during the state-wide stay-at-home-order

Bank of America made a special grant in April to help during the tight financial time. Goodwill’s retail stores provide the largest amount of funding for programs but all 18 locations have been closed since March 30, if not before.

“For years, Goodwill has partnered with generous companies to help expand the reach of services and ensure they are available to anyone who needs them,” said VP, Marketing & Development Molly Fox. “I am not at all surprised by their willingness to make sure these services remain available, even in the midst of the pandemic, but nevertheless grateful.”

Some programs are on hold, but in these trying times Goodwill staff continues to provide Targeted Case Management and Community Employment Support to more than 150 individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. In addition, the adult education program has moved ESL classes and GED completion programs to a virtual setting, offering help for those who are dealing with unemployment.