Goodwill Receives EITC Contribution from MASSolutions

February 7, 2018, Press Release

JOHNSTOWN, PA, February 7, 2018—Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies received a $4,000 charitable contribution from Pittsburgh-based MASSolutions through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED’s) Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. Goodwill is a state-approved Educational Improvement Organization under the program, qualifying the organization to receive contributions from businesses who apply to reduce their state tax liability.

Contributions to Goodwill through the DCED’s EITC Program enable public schools to systematically choose Goodwill’s Innovative Educational Programs that are not feasible through schools’ current budgets.

Goodwill will apply MASSolutions’ contribution to support programs designed to help prepare youth for the workforce through a variety of services including career exploration, career development, job support services, and employability skills training.

“We sincerely thank MASSolutions for their generous contribution, which will support programs that enable students to achieve their fullest vocational potential, obtain and retain employment, and become contributing members of the community,” stated Bradley R. Burger, Goodwill’s President and CEO.

For information and instruction on reducing state tax liability through a contribution to Goodwill, visit www.GoGoodwill.org/eitc-contribution. For information about Goodwill’s Innovative Educational Programs, please contact Amy Horwath, Vice-President of Mission Services at (814) 536-3536, ext. 287 or ahorwath@gogoodwill.org.

Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies (formerly Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley, incorporated in 1962) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania serving the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, and a portion of Westmoreland. Revenue from the sale of donated goods in the organization’s 10 Goodwill Retail Stores supports its mission of empowering individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services. Adult and youth services include education and career services, job placement, postemployment supports, and psychiatric rehabilitation. The agency is an independent, community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Learn more at www.GoGoodwill.org.

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