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Goodwill Gives Back to Urban League of Greater Hartford

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Goodwill Give Back Raises More Than $17,000 to Benefit the Urban League of Greater Hartford

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Bridgeport & Hartford, Conn. (May 31, 2022) – Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut (GWNC) today announced that the 2022 Goodwill Give Back raised $17,520.72 to benefit the Urban League of Greater Hartford, a community-based nonprofit that works to improve equity in education, employment, housing, health, and social justice. Now in its second year, the Goodwill Give Back is an initiative where GWNC partners with organizations that align with its mission to help people get jobs and advance in their careers.

“Among the Urban League of Greater Hartford’s many services is a shared focus on empowering individuals to get the jobs they need. This synergy, combined with their impressive community impact, made them a natural choice to benefit from this year’s Goodwill Give Back,” Heather Marquis, Vice President of Human Services, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut, said. “We are grateful to our customers for choosing to roundup their purchases and join this effort with us to improve outcomes for the Hartford community.”

 

“We are thankful to Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut for choosing us as the beneficiary of the 2022 Goodwill Give Back,” David Hopkins, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Hartford, said. “Helping individuals to achieve economic self-reliance is our core priority, and Goodwill’s investment in our organization will allow us to further the impact of our mission.”

To support the Goodwill Give Back, shoppers at GWNC’s 21 retail locations had the opportunity to roundup their purchase to the next dollar amount during the month of April. To find a Goodwill retail store in your community, visit: www.gwct.org.

 

ABOUT GOODWILL OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN CONNECTICUT

Goodwill is a non-profit organization that helps individuals, businesses, and communities come together to support people with disabilities, economic disadvantages, and other barriers to employment. Last year, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut (GWNC) helped 2,766 Connecticut residents find work. And, in 2018, one out of every 275 hires in the US were the result of services provided by Goodwill. Donations of goods and revenue generated from store sales power this mission, with more than 90% reinvested into the programs and services strengthening Connecticut families. GWNC is headquartered in Bridgeport, Conn., and has store, donation, and career center locations around the state. To learn more, visit: www.gwct.org.

 

ABOUT URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER HARTFORD

The Urban League of Greater Hartford, Inc. (ULGH) is a community-based, not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Established in 1964 as the National Urban League’s 66th affiliate, its mission is to reduce the economic disparities in Greater Hartford’s communities through programs and services in the areas of youth development, adult education, workforce development and training, economic enrichment, health equity, and social justice. For information about the organization, visit www.ulgh.org or call 860-527-0147. Follow us on social media @ulgh64.