Give Goodwill!

by Katherine Boury, Seattle Goodwill
May 14, 2013

Give to Seattle Goodwill on Wednesday, May 15, and your donation will be doubled, up to $15,000!

Help expand our free adult job training and education programs and increase the number of people served from 6,265 to 8,500. Visit our Building the Future campaign page for more information on how you can help students like Roger.

Originally from Belgium, Roger De Rudder came to Seattle at the age of 58 because he met the woman he wanted to marry.  “At that age and without having a diploma or GED, it was hard to find a job,” he remembered.   Roger came to Goodwill to take some computer classes  because he wanted to find employment to start his new life here.  After finding the classes beneficial, he signed up for the Retail and Customer Service program.  “The classes go over retail skills, but it is a lot more like learning to manage your life.  You also learn to focus your time and finances.”

After he completed the program he was able to find a job at the Seattle Goodwill on Dearborn.  He continues to work for Goodwill and understands the value of the shoppers who support Goodwill.  “I like working for Goodwill because I am helping support the mission.”



Katherine Boury is the Communications Manager at Seattle Goodwill.

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