When you round up to the next dollar during checkout at Goodwill, you change the lives of those we serve by helping us provide training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence. It really IS amazing what a few cents can do.
In the video below you'll meet Robert, a donation attendant and utility worker at the Goodwill Store & Donation Center in Downers Grove, whose story epitomizes the courage and determination needed to overcome obstacles and barriers. As a child, Robert faced abuse and poverty and never learned how to read or write. After decades of hiding his disability, Robert began working for Goodwill and gained the friendship, support and encouragement of Goodwill Store Manager, Lauren Maddox and Goodwill Way Guide, Lauren James. Their bond proved to be the driving force that helped Robert achieve his goal of learning how to read. This triumphant story was made possible by Goodwill's RoundUp program.