Palmetto Goodwill announced that it has been selected as the 2020 SourceAmerica national Performance Excellence in Government Contracts Award winner.
The Performance Excellence in Government Contracts Award was given for performance connecting professionals with disabilities to employment opportunities while serving as an example to other nonprofit agencies. Palmetto Goodwill Services employees with disabilities work on contracts that provide full food services, custodial services, grounds maintenance, and office work. In addition, Palmetto Goodwill Services offers multiple training programs and certifications to employees to build their skills. Each quarter, they host tours for community leaders, state representatives and members of Congress. Palmetto Goodwill is the largest employer of professionals with disabilities in the state of South Carolina.
“Palmetto Goodwill is leading by example through advocacy, awareness, and collaboration to support individuals with disabilities in their employment journeys, and this award highlights the amazing work being performed everyday by these professionals,” said Reginald Hughes, Palmetto Goodwill executive director of commercial services. “It’s also an opportunity to showcase our lines of business to government and commercial companies looking for a business partner with a proven quality service record that’s committed to building stronger communities.”
Every year, people with disabilities, nonprofit organizations and their customers are honored by SourceAmerica at its national conference for their outstanding contributions to advancing employment opportunities for professionals with disabilities. Although this year’s conference was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, each of the 11 SourceAmerica 2020 Achievement Award recipients were personally recognized by SourceAmerica President and CEO Vince Loose.
About Palmetto Goodwill
Palmetto Goodwill is a non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. In operation since 1979, Palmetto Goodwill operates 31 thrift stores/donation centers, 12 Career Opportunity Centers and 14 commercial contracts to support its mission throughout its 18-county territory. To learn more visit palmettogoodwill.org.
Established in 1974, SourceAmerica creates employment opportunities for a skilled and dedicated workforce of people with disabilities. SourceAmerica is the vital link between the federal government and private sector organizations that procure the products and services provided by this exceptional workforce via a network of more than 600 community-based nonprofits. Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, SourceAmerica provides its nonprofit agency network with business development, contract management, legislative and regulatory assistance, communications and public relations materials, information technology support, engineering and technical assistance, and extensive professional training needed for successful nonprofit management. Visit SourceAmerica.org to learn more, or follow them on Facebook (@SourceAmerica), Twitter (@SourceAmericaUS) and LinkedIn (@SourceAmerica).