Goodwill Ready to Work Breakfast Inspires

Goodwill BreakfastAbove: Cody Brown, Graduate of the Year, who told the audience “Don’t look at the disability. All of us have disabilities. We all have something messed up in our lives.”

Tuesday morning saw Goodwill’s Ready to Work breakfast, honoring some exceptional program participants and local employers as well as highlighting the work Goodwill continues to do in Washington.

From The News Tribune (click for full story):

Goodwill Board President Bob Bruback began the breakfast presentation with news that the agency last year assisted 5,200 people, garnering 1,000 jobs and saving taxpayers $11 million in discontinued welfare and other payments.

CEO Terry Hayes followed by saying that in 2009 Goodwill will serve 6,000 people and hopes to find jobs for 1,500 people. “We have people ready to work,” she said. […]

Congratulations to award winners Michael Belden (The Michener Inspirational Award), Carley Covell (The Achiever of the Year), Cody Brown (The Graduate of the Year), The Tacoma Rainiers (Small Employer of the Year), and Home Depot (Large Employer of the Year).

3 thoughts on “Goodwill Ready to Work Breakfast Inspires

  1. I wanted to bid on several camera items that closed today. Several items that could have been shipped in a USPS priority flat rate box for $13. Weigh is no factor, if the item fits in the box, it ships at one rate. The post office will even deliver the boxes to you for free. Why don,t you offer this service. It would greatly increase your sales? In many cases for your sales of cameras, there is a case included which is worthless. Why not give the buy the option to not take the case so the items will fit in a flat rate box?

    • Thanks for your comment! We have plenty of flat rate boxes and we’re always glad to use them to save buyers money. Some buyers want the camera cases, so we include them when they’re in good condition. It helps to protect the camera during shipment too. Next time just send us an email and let us know! Thanks for your interest in helping us create jobs and change lives.

  2. Just wanted to let your people in shipping know that everything I have ever received from your store was packaged exceedingly well. Recent pottery in thick bubble, plus peanuts. Just wonderful.

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