Giving Tuesday

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On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

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How you can help Goodwill on Giving Tuesday:

Did you know that every day Goodwill receives at least 100 job-related inquiries?

There are a lot of individuals in our community who want a job. But due to a multitude of factors, including personal disabilities, transportation, education barriers and other similar roadblocks, they are simply unable to reach their potential. Thankfully Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake gives hope to thousands of individuals in our community who desire to change their lives through the power of work.

jasmineAs a single mother at a young age without a stable job, Jasmine was facing a dismal future. Yet a chance encounter with a neighbor led her to walk through Goodwill’s headquarters in downtown Baltimore and in turn, she found encouragement, support, and most importantly, a career pathway for a brighter future.  Upon completing our three-week Job Readiness Program, Jasmine had a polished resume, interviewing practice, and most importantly, hope for a promising career as pharmacy technician at CVS. Employed now for 6 months, Jasmine is on track to become a pharmacist. You can view her full story by clicking here.

Please consider making a gift so that more individuals like Jasmine can start on a career pathway for a brighter future.

Your gift of $28 will provide one day of job readiness training so more individuals like Jasmine can get needed preparation to secure a job in today’s competitive market.

  • $28: pays for one-day of job readiness training in our one-week, two-week or three-week course
  • $48 covers the cost of the four-part GED test in Maryland and bus tokens to travel to testing site
  • $68 pays for a monthly bus pass for someone to attend skill-based training and avoid dipping into limited savings
  • $108 pays for one day of on-the-job coaching from an Employment Specialist to help participants with disabilities overcome anxieties
  • $508 pays for the graduation of 36 adults from our 14-week Customer Service training

Thanks, in advance, for your support.

 

What is Giving Tuesday?
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two days for getting deals. Now, we have Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back! What started as a simple idea for one organization to raise new support has grown into a global movement that encourages philanthropy, big or small. Join us for the 5th Annual Giving Tuesday!