Goodwill Southern Rivers previously announced on June 15, 2022, an exciting new initiative to help students in its 50-county territory who wanted to further their education. The Goodwill Round-Up Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of donors and shoppers who round up at the register in Goodwill stores. It is designed to bridge the gap that often exists between a student’s financial aid package and the total expense of attending school, including tuition, books, equipment, housing and more.
On Sept. 2, 2022, 123 applicants from across the 50-county territory were awarded over $60,000 in scholarships.
“This initiative aligns directly with our mission of changing lives through the power of work,” said Goodwill Vice President of Mission Services Tricia Llewellyn-Konan. “As such, we stand ready to support the recipients with job placement services and support once they graduate.”
ABOUT GOODWILL SOUTHERN RIVERS:
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers (GoodwillSR) is one of 156 independent, community-based Goodwill nonprofits across the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Columbus, Georgia, GoodwillSR serves 50 counties throughout east Alabama and west Georgia. We provide employment readiness training, computer access, educational assistance, skills workshops and more to spur job placement and economic stability in the communities we serve. We can provide these and other programs thanks to continued donations of giving patrons. We use the revenue generated in GoodwillSR stores to fund the majority of our community services. For more information about Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, visit www.goodwillsr.org.