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In honor of Goodwill Industries Week, I am taking part in #Blog4Good, a campaign to highlight Goodwill of Greater Washington‘s mission to end employment by supporting and training the unemployed and underemployed in our area.
Thrifting has become a hot way to look on trend and hone your personal style. I embrace this trend because it’s budget friendly, it keeps clothing out of landfills, and it helps others. Goodwill of Greater Washington’s primary mission is to provide job training and employment services to people with disadvantages and disabilities. They strive to provide the populations they serve with the tools they need to become self-sufficient.
In 2012, Goodwill of Greater Washington directly affected the lives of more than 3,200 locals who found re-dignity that comes with being a contributing member of our society. Goodwill is also responsible for diverting more than 20 million pounds of trash from DC-region landfills through their donation program. This is just stats for my area, imagine how much good Goodwill does with their 2,650 retail stores and shops across the country and Canada!
Visit the Goodwill of Greater Washington website to learn more about its mission and programs that are being recognized during Goodwill Industries Week. You can also follow the DC Goodwill Fashionista (and the Spanish version too!) and share your stories on Twitter with the hashtag #blog4Good. If you desire to shop or donate, you can find your local Goodwill at Goodwill.org.