Goodwill says ‘thank you’ for area help
Dec 09, 2012 | 539 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To The Editor:

Thanksgiving and Christmas is a wonderful time to reflect on and celebrate our many blessings. One of Chattanooga Goodwill Industries’ greatest blessings is this generous [surrounding] community.

For almost 90 years, you have been charitable citizens of the 23 counties served by Chattanooga Goodwill. You have given us gently used clothing, furniture and household items and have allowed us to sell your donations in our stores. We turn the revenue into employment services and programs for people with disabilities and other challenges.

Thanks to you, in 2012 thousands of people in our area received medical equipment, work training, job placement, youth mentoring — even assistance dogs — all at no cost to the recipients. With every wheelchair, job or dog given, each of these people also received the gift of dignity and independence that comes with greater freedom, allowing them to pursue education, employment and more.

You helped us offer them that gift. Their success is your success.

We want to say “thank you” for your continued support of Chattanooga Goodwill Industries. Thank you, Goodwill donors, and thank you, Goodwill shoppers.

We are indeed blessed.

— Dennis Brice

Chattanooga Goodwill Industries

President & CEO