Goodwill to Offer Free Workshops for Veterans and Veterans' Families

Goodwill of Central Illinois will offer free informational workshops to veterans and their families beginning in February. The workshops will cover a variety of topics and run throughout the year. The first workshop will be held on February 13, 2013. They will be held at Goodwill’s temporary administrative offices, 8400 N. Allen Road in Peoria.

The free workshops include Understanding Your Veterans Benefits, Living with PTSD, Creating a Resume and Preparing for an Interview. CEFCU will present financial workshops including The Basics of Personal Finance, Checking 101, Building a Better Budget and more.

“This is a great way for us to assist our veterans and their families with topics that affect their everyday lives,” said Bill Bontemps, Goodwill’s Director of Vocational Services. “These workshops are an example of how your donations change lives.”

Complete workshop descriptions and dates are listed at To reserve a space contact Vicki Hightower at (309) 369-8878.

Goodwill of Central Illinois is a non-profit organization that provides job training, career and vocational services to veterans, individuals and families who are working to better their lives. Goodwill also operates a youth mentoring program for youth ages 12 to 17. For more information on retail stores, donation centers and vocational services, visit the website at or call the Administrative Offices at (309) 682-1113.


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