Creating Opportunities. Transforming Lives.
Beverly wanted to create a better life for herself and her children after a lifetime of hardships. After connecting with Goodwill and earning her retail certification, she found the way to her dream job of working in the fashion industry, allowing her to support herself and her daughters.
After aging out of the foster care system at 18 and spending 35 years living on Skid Row in Los Angeles, Bobby never imagined that one day he would be working for Goodwill. After a chance meeting with a Goodwill ambassador, Bobby received the tools and resources he needed, as well as someone who believed in him, to help him get his first job ever at 50 years old. Now Bobby serves as a Community Liaison in the same community he lived in for so long, giving others the same opportunity he had to create a better life.
After being in and out of federal prison for most of his life, Gerardo wanted a better life. He came to Goodwill looking for guidance in finding a job, and not only found a job working for Goodwill, but found a way to help others, himself, and his family. And, has truly learned there is hope for everyone and wants to share that message with others.
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