Goodwill Noting Week, Job Fair Participant, Readers’ Forum, Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

May 5, 2013, Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

Times are tough, without a doubt. People in our community and throughout the nation are struggling to find and keep good jobs. Even in these tough times, though, Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies has reason to celebrate.

May 5-11 is National Goodwill Industries Week and we are commemorating the effective work that we are doing to help put people to work throughout south-central Pennsylvania.

Since 1951, Goodwill agencies across the United States and Canada have marked the first full week of May as Goodwill Industries Week, a commemoration that celebrates new jobs created and lives changed.

By selling your donations in stores and online, including gently used clothing and household goods, Goodwill Industries funds job training, placement programs and youth services such as mentoring. Last year, people in our local community who were struggling to find and keep good jobs benefited from your donations.

Your donations to Goodwill Industries help people who lack education or work experience, assist those with employment barriers, and aid others who are having a hard time finding job opportunities.

This year, in celebration of Goodwill week, Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies is participating in the 2013 Cambria County Job Fair on May 7 at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center from 2 to 6 p.m. This hiring event is being held simultaneously with many Goodwill agencies across the country to serve those who may be unemployed or underemployed.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Phyllis J. Bandstra
President and CEO
Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies

Online Shopping at Goodwill

Through the Shopgoodwill online auction site, you can experience a fun and exciting way to shop for specialty items such as one-of-a-kinds, collectibles, antiques, estate pieces, jewelry, nostalgic items, and more!

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.