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Acts of Goodwill

What are Acts of Goodwill?

Acts of Goodwill is Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metro Chicago's branded employee volunteer campaign. Acts support non-profit community organizations, including our own Goodwill Mission Services, that help people address barriers to work.

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In 2019, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago set a goal of creating 100 #ActsofGoodwill with our employee volunteers in the communities that we serve. Not only did we reach this goal, we completed 136 Acts of Goodwill with supporting 43 partner organizations across southeastern Wisconsin and Metro Chicago.

Read more about the launch of Acts of Goodwill here.


Recent Acts of Goodwill:

Retail Leadership Transports Over 20,000 Books

Cops N Kids Reading CenterFor years, members of Goodwill's Retail Management Team have provided transportation of hundreds of thousands of books for the Cops 'N Kids Reading Center in Racine County.

In February, our team assisted with the transportation of over 20,000 books.

The Cops 'N Kids Reading Center was founded in 1997 in Racine. Since then, the organization has distributed millions of books to disadvantaged children across the world!

Click this link to read more about Cops 'N Kids Reading Center.


Packing Bread For Greater Chicago Food Depository

Members of our Goodwill team in Illinois volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository by 88106559_519479292035985_4424909315337355264_opacking over 8,000 pounds of bread for the Cook County community.

Our team chose to partner with this amazing organization since food insecurity is one of the areas of greatest need for the community they work in. The Greater Chicago Food Depository has a long history in Chicago and the surrounding communities of supporting food pantries and soup kitchens. Their mission is to end food insecurity -- so Goodwill's mission and theirs work in tandem.

"We had a great time volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository," said Kevin Connolly-Arce, Goodwill Regional Manager. "I am lucky to work with great people who enjoy giving back to other not for profit organizations."


Partnering with United Way's MLK Day of Service

Several #Goodwill employees volunteered with United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County82918403_495869744396940_4681908390119604224_n at their Reducing Barriers to Employment- Conversation & Kit Packing event, sponsored by Rockwell Automation.

This effort was part of the United Way’s MLK Days of Service.

Over 35 community members came together to learn about existing barriers to employment across our region from Judge Derek Mosley. The group also packed 500 job seeker kits which will be distributed later this year at the annual Men’s & Women’s Job Seminars.

This was an amazing opportunity to work with neighborhood organizations that share common goals in our community!


Goodwill Leadership Volunteers at Founding Church

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Goodwill leadership, including President and CEO Jackie Hallberg, along with Board Members Jim Boris, Zilber Ltd., President and CEO, and Mary Dowell, MJ Dowell & Associates LLC, Principal

Consultant, participated in an Act of Goodwill at the Summerfield United Methodist Church meal program for Milwaukee residents experiencing homelessness.

 

The Milwaukee Goodwill was founded in the basement of Summerfield United Methodist Church in 1919.

Click this link to read more.


Training Opportunity for Local College

IMG_0005Members of our Goodwill Store & Donation Center management volunteered to assist students at the College of DuPage as they conducted mock job interviews for members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.

The mock interviews offered a perfect opportunity for the students to practice their interpreting skills and it also gave members of The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community the ability to practice for their own job interviews.

Click this link to read more.


 

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Job experts at Goodwill TalentBridge spent a morning at Junior Achievement Kohl's Education Center.

The event was geared towards 7th-12th grade students learning about financial responsibility.

Our team spent time talking with students about the value of saving and budgeting and encouraging them to think wisely when making financial decisions.

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"Penny War" Raises Money for Veteran's

77162508_454526955197886_5766183694427488256_oWe found that a little friendly competition in the office can do a lot of good in our community!

For a month, Goodwill's IT and Finance Departments started a "penny war" to raise money for the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative
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Together, the two departments raised $1,036.16...with the Finance Department raising the most money

Goodwill Team is proud to support organizations like the Milwaukee Homeless Veteran’s Initiative, who do so much for our community.


 

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