Marion Goodwill Joins the Giving Tuesday Movement

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Building on Goodwill’s belief that it feels good to give back, Marion Goodwill is joining the Giving Tuesday movement.

Giving Tuesday takes place December 3 — the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — and is a collective effort to transform how people take part in the giving season. Just as Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with holiday shopping, the goal of Giving Tuesday is to be a national day of giving.

“Goodwill® has been changing lives through job training, employment placement and other services for more than a century,” said Kathy Wink, Marketing Director. “It just makes sense for us to take part in a broader effort to give to others this holiday season.”

Begun by New York’s 92nd Street Y last year, Giving Tuesday has brought together thought leaders in philanthropy, social media and grassroots organizers.

Goodwill is asking residents of Central Ohio to make a special tax-deductible gift on Giving Tuesday.

“Even a small amount can make a life-changing difference,” said Wink. “During this time of economic uncertainty and high unemployment, the demand for Goodwill’s services has grown significantly. Thanks to the help of loyal supporters, we can continue to meet the diverse needs of people in our community.”

Goodwill serves people who have disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others facing challenges to finding employment. Last year alone, more than 1,538 people in the counties we serve (Marion, Delaware, Crawford, Union & Morrow) participated in one of our nine programs.

The mission of Marion Goodwill is to assist individuals with disabilities and other special needs to attain self-sufficiency through employment and training, thus enabling them to reach their maximum potential in the community.

For more information about Goodwill, visit

For more information about Giving Tuesday, go to


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