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SPOTLIGHT: Palmetto Goodwill

Staff Report //February 19, 2018//

SPOTLIGHT: Palmetto Goodwill

Staff Report //February 19, 2018//

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Palmetto Goodwill nonprofit spotlight sponsored by Southwind Commercial Real Estate.

A Closer Look

2017 Top achievements:

Palmetto Goodwill actively seeks partnerships, grants and programs that elevate the services and offerings provided to a diverse population of South Carolinians with a specialized focus on the disabled, homeless, veterans, ex-offenders, victims of domestic abuse, underemployed, chronically unemployed, and those with educational barriers. In 2017, Goodwill:

  • Transformed its Job Link Centers into Career Opportunity Centers and, in doing so, added more robust workshops to help people in our community find and retain successful employment.
  • Introduced a new senior employment program through the grant-funded Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP is the only federal program targeted to help older workers. 
  • Implemented GoodPaths, funded by Walmart Foundation, which assists Goodwill associates and outside retail and hospitality partner associates by developing an actionable career plan. 

2018 Goals: 

Increase our capacity to serve more Veterans and People with Special Needs and barriers through education, training and support services that lead to successful employment outcomes.

Work closer with community employers to address their workforce needs.
Provide more training and industry certifications to help employees become more productive and upwardly mobile.

Fundraising events:

Thursday, April 19, 2018: Shining Star Awards Banquet at Trident Technical College Center at 6 p.m. Proceeds from corporate and table sponsorships will benefit Goodwill’s mission services.

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018: Goodwill’s Palmetto Warrior Connection Undy 500 Motorcycle Charity Ride to benefit services for veterans and their families served through the Palmetto Warrior Connection.

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018: Palmetto Goodwill Open, second annual charity golf tournament at Kiawah Island’s Oak Point Course. Sponsorship and team registrations will help fund Goodwill’s mission services.

TBD: Red, White & Blue Jean Ball, tentatively scheduled for November 2018. Proceeds from corporate sponsorships and registrations will benefit services for veterans and their families served through the Palmetto Warrior Connection.  

Corporate giving opportunities: 

Goodwill accepts monetary donations online, and monies may be designated to a particular program or population that Goodwill serves.

Other donation opportunities include Corporate Donation Drives, which can be arranged and coordinated by a seasoned Goodwill Donation Coordinator. We also accept estates where Goodwill will provide staff and truck service to make the donation process easy and quick. 

Mission Statement

Helping people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work.