Transform a Life on #GivingTuesday!

Excel Graduate

11.23.2015

Shop, shop, shop, is all we’re hearing, with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday back-to-back! But on December 1 – #Giving Tuesday – you can take a step back from all that shopping and make a real difference in our Central Texas community. #GivingTuesday was created with the simple idea of dedicating a day to thinking about others in the midst of the hectic holiday season. Now’s your chance to give a lasting gift!

Whether you make a financial contribution online or donate your gently-used items to one of Goodwill Central Texas’ over 40 locations, you are empowering Central Texans with education and job-training opportunities needed to find life-changing work. People just like Dammond, this year’s Hall of Honor Inspirational Speaker.

[picture of Dammond]

Bouncing from foster home to foster home, Dammond was angry and disillusioned.  One day, his temper got the best of him and in a split second, he made the choice to hit a police officer. His choice came with heavy consequences – prison. Not juvenile detention…adult prison. When he was released, he found Goodwill. “Goodwill saw something in me that I didn’t see. They saw a spark. Once I got involved, I loved it,” relates Dammond. What about the future? Dammond started college in August and clerks at a law office. He’s got lots of plans!

[Arrow – Read Dammond’s full story]

So this #GivingTuesday, help empower other individuals in our community just like Dammond. Make that transformation a reality. Give someone the best gift they’ve ever received – the gift of a job.

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