About the Employee Emergency Fund

Download the Employee Emergency Fund Application for Assistance

The Employee Emergency Fund was created by Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies employees to aid fellow employees who need financial assistance in emergency or crisis situations.


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The fund is established through the contributions by employees through payroll deductions. The fund is administered by the Employee Emergency Fund Committee, made up of a select group of contributing employees.

The committee establishes the policies regarding eligibility requirements and the procedures for the distribution of the funds, and keeps all information in the strictest confidence.

Financial Emergency Fund Piggy BankTypes of Assistance

Grant: An employee is eligible to submit an Employee Emergency Fund Application for Assistance for a grant when he or she reaches 6 months of consecutive contributions to the fund, and remains an active contributor.

Loan: An employee who is not an active contributor to the fund at the time of submitting an Employee Emergency Fund Application for Assistance is eligible to apply for a loan, provided that he or she has completed 90 days of employment. The employee will then also be asked to become a contributing member (even if contributing the minimum amount of $1.00 per pay).

Download the Employee Emergency Fund Brochure

Download the Employee Emergency Fund Contribution Form

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At Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, we know that our donors value their donations to Goodwill and want us to get the maximum value possible to support our mission. Listing these items on Shopgoodwill allows us to generate more revenue because these items go to the highest bidders who know the values of the items.

Donors can be sure that the revenue generated from the sale of their donated items on will support job training and employment services for people in their community – just as it does through purchases made in our 10 Goodwill Retail Stores.