Goodwill Industries-Suncoast presented a check for $26,360 to the Red Cross to aid relief efforts for people in the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian. The check was presented Oct. 22 to the American Red Cross and will be a direct pass-through to the Bahamas Red Cross.
During a special collection in September, shoppers were invited to round up their purchase at Goodwill-Suncoast stores to support Bahamas relief efforts. Thanks to the generosity of the community, donations surpassed the $25,000 goal Goodwill had set for the special collection. Donations from Goodwill’s Round Up program usually go to support the agency’s services to help people get jobs.
Goodwill-Suncoast President and CEO Deborah Passerini presented the check to Red Cross Regional CEO Eric Corliss and Regional Philanthropy Officer Robb Resler at Goodwill’s St. Petersburg headquarters.
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. The organization’s successful donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties in West Central Florida including Job Connection centers, training and job placement for people with disabilities, a children’s literacy program, affordable apartment communities for seniors and people with disabilities, and community corrections programs. For more information, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org.