2016 has been an exciting year at Goodwill of Greater Washington!
We provided a hand up to thousands of DC area residents through our free job training programs and services. The Goodwill Excel Center Adult Public Charter School opened its doors and is now helping hundreds of DC residents earn their high school diplomas. And we opened two new retail stores & donation centers in Bowie, MD and Clinton, MD, creating almost 70 jobs while generating more funding for our critical mission.
Together, with the support of our donors, shoppers, funders, volunteers and community, we have been able to expand the impact we’re having on the populations we serve.
While we prepare to sit down with friends and family members to give thanks for the gifts we have been granted, please know that everyone at Goodwill will also be thinking you. Thank you for demonstrating the love, courage, and commitment to serving those with the greatest needs in our community.
As one of my favorite Irish Blessings begins:
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
From each of us at Goodwill of Greater Washington, have a safe, blessed, and happy Thanksgiving holiday!