Every Friday, we share a new success story on our Facebook page and Instagram page. By the end of 2022, we will have 52 weeks of Goodwill! We are celebrating the many lives impacted by our mission to provide job training and education to people with barriers to employment. We are celebrating change, uplifting lives, and cheering on our participants!

Below are just a few of the stories we’ve shared so far. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more!

Meet Joy

Joy came to Goodwill in May 2021. She wanted to study for her high school equivalency diploma. Getting into the program wasn’t easy for her; she struggled with anxiety and hesitation. Online classes made the first step easier and Goodwill’s teachers made class easy. Joy’s teachers believed in her potential. Joy received a scholarship to cover the cost of her high school equivalency test, and she earned her diploma on March 8, 2022. When we asked her what advice she would give to other students, she said: “Going back to school doesn’t need to be scary.”

To learn more about Goodwill's GED classes, please visit https://www.goodwillswpa.org/ged 


Meet Regina

On May 9th, 2022, UniqueSource® Products & Services hosted the Embrace the Abilities Awards Celebration at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. This event is held every year to honor Professionals with disabilities who've chosen to overcome their disabilities and provide true value to businesses throughout the Commonwealth. Regina, a Janitorial Specialist who has been employed with Goodwill for 11 years was among the 32 nominees being honored that evening. Regina is the Day Porter at PennDot Engineering District 12 contracted work site in Uniontown. Congratulations to Regina!

Meet Cynthia

Cynthia needed household items for herself and her family and was able to buy what she needed with a Goodwill Give Back Card that she received from the East End Community Center. She says, "I was very pleased to get the gift cards to shop at Goodwill. Thank you very much."

To learn more about Goodwill's Give Back Program, please visit https://www.goodwillswpa.org/give-back

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