Runway to the Future
On behalf of Goodwill students, staff and board of directors, thank you for generously supporting our 2018 Glitter Gala and Fashion Show. Together, you helped raised more than $545,000! These funds are critical to our mission and help strengthen your community through job training and education. Check out all the fun we had in 2018!
The Glitter Gala proceeds support Goodwill’s programs to help people take steps toward their future. This year, the funding focus will be supporting our sector-specific programs. These programs provide pathways for students to move toward further education and employment in high-demand industries in our region such as aerospace, maritime, retail/ customer service, and construction.
One remarkable Goodwill student who benefited from these programs, Mary Jane Zeta, shared her inspiring story. Mary Jane came with her family to American from the Philippines when she was a teenager to reunite with her father, who she had been seperated from for 10 years. After living in a rented basement with her family for several weeks, Mary Jane became determined to help her family buy a house. She enrolled in Goodwill's Retail and Customer Service program and earned her way onto the Goodwill staff. She worked her way up to Assistant Manager, and help acheived her family's dream of buying a home.