LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is down thousands of donations per week statewide, which impacts jobs in the already tough economic times.
"Weather is compounding the traditional slowdown we see after the holiday season," says Roland R. Blahnik, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of KY. "We have had to cut some employees' hours due to lack of donors and customers in the stores."
Goodwill is holding a month-long, statewide donation drive – dubbed "March Gladness." This will be to encourage donors to give back to their local communities. Goodwill accepts a variety of donations, including gently used clothing and other household items, which are tax deductible.
Goodwill operates 63 donation centers statewide, which creates jobs and hands-on training. Goodwill provides employment counseling, adult literacy programs and job search and resume-writing help. Donations stay local and are made available to people in Kentucky's communities.
Goodwill plans to chart donation progress throughout the month on its Facebook and Twitter accounts, @GoodwillKY. To find a Goodwill location near you visit, www.goodwillky.org.
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