COLUMBIA, SC – January 17, 2013 – Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina announced today it will honor three Columbia organizations for their support of the Goodwill mission at the 2nd Annual Partners in the Power of Work luncheon on February 13, 2013 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Lexington-Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council and the Richland School District Two W.R. Rogers Adult, Continuing and Technology Education Center have been selected by Goodwill for their dedication to helping thousands of South Carolina citizens achieve independence through employment each year. Each of these organizations is a significant partner in Goodwill’s job training and placement programs in the Midlands and has contributed directly to the success of the individuals who have benefitted from Goodwill’s employment services. They have shared time, talents, and resources – both financial and educational – to help people in the Midlands change their lives through the Power of Work.
Goodwill Industries helps people become independent through education and training leading to employment. In the 2011/2012 fiscal year, Goodwill provided job training and placement services for 38,892 individuals in the community, resulting in 7,282 newly employed workers. These services have a potential economic impact of $75 million in the 16 counties that Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina serves.
Goodwill’s service area includes Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Laurens, Lexington, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg and Union Counties.