Thursday, October 11, 2012

Goodwill Named Top 25 Most Inspiring Companies


Goodwill Industries International (GII) has been named one of America’s Top 25 Most Inspiring Companies by Forbes Magazine.

A study performed by Atlanta consulting firm, Performance Inspired, Inc., asked more than two thousand consumers to name five inspirational companies, GII ranked number twenty three. Terry Barber, chief inspiration officer for Performance Inspired said, “Consumers are really appreciative of the Goodwill retail stores and the perceived feel-good value they are bringing to local communities.”

“This is a tremendous honor for Goodwill Industries,” said Patty Fuchs, Goodwill of Central Illinois President & CEO. “The business model that Goodwill Industries has established over the years allows us to offer our customers a quality product at very reasonable prices. Locally, we have branded our stores with a bright, appealing look that is fun and easy to maneuver. The sale of donated items allows us to provide free services to veterans, area youth and those who are working to better their lives. The people we serve, the folks who donate and our shoppers are the true inspiration.”

Goodwill of Central Illinois operates nine stores and three donation centers throughout a 21 county territory. Revenues from the sale of donated items support the Vocational Services programs of Goodwill. For further information on retail stores, donation centers and vocational services, visit the website at www.goodwillpeo.org or call the Administrative Offices at (309) 682-1113.



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