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Goodwill Industries Continues Helping Local Communities

May 11, 2013


Richard Farrant is a business professional with over 25 years of experience in the energy sector and supports Goodwill’s mission. Farrant earned an undergraduate degree from William Patterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, and currently resides in Hickory, North Carolina.

During tough economic times, the need for help from local charitable organizations increases. Goodwill Industries International, Inc., continues its tradition of improving the quality of life of those in need. To accomplish this goal, Goodwill strives to provide employment opportunities and advanced job training for those facing challenges in finding work. Over its history, the organization has generated almost $4.5 billion in income, over 80 percent of which has gone toward providing community services. These funds have helped provide job training to more than 4 million people and direct employment for nearly 200,000.

Founded in 1902 in Boston, Massachusetts, by Rev. Edgar J. Helms as a small used-goods reseller, Goodwill has grown and now has approximately 79 million separate donors in Canada and the United States. The organization anticipates expanding its impact in the future through its 21st Century Initiative, which intends to provide 20 million people with help by 2020.


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