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In addition to volunteering for Goodwill events, we also seek volunteer mentors for the SWFL MicroEnterprise project, and other external fundraisers we hold throughout the year.
All of our volunteers proudly follow our Corporate Compliance policies. Here in Southwest Florida, approximately 90% of the revenue we earn is spent on our mission services. This is a very healthy number in the nonprofit world, and a solid indicator of our commitment to good stewardship of your donations. Goodwill adheres to a strong Corporate Compliance philosophy that demonstrates what our organization stands for, including its ethical, social, and environmental values. Corporate Compliance Manual for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Floirda, Inc.
Soy Williams - Breakthrough Volunteer 2021
Soy Williams volunteers her time at Goodwill to curate the collection and sale of fine art the the blue Boutiques in Downtown Fort Myers, and Ave Maria. She oversees the distribution of all the art directing each piece the maximize the benefit to Goodwill mission services.
Soy believes in honoring the donation, of our generous donors, and preserving the legacy of fine art. "Part of what we want to do with fine art is elevate everyone's shopping
experience by paying more attention to it, featuring it, and giving it some extra attention," explains Soy. "Also people that donate things to us, and we sell them, and we honor it by selling
them at a good price.
It gives them an opportunity to see where their contributions are actually working to help the mission."
Steven Johnson - Breakthrough Volunteer 2020
Steven is dedicating to making a difference, reserving several days a week to focus on MicroEnterprise. He says, volunteering as a coach is very rewarding.
I've been a coach now for over 5 years. I will tell you that it has been satisfying, It has been fun. It has been challenging," laughed Steve. "And, when the teaching team goes home at night, we are in high spirits. As we are waling out the door, there is a smile on everyone's face and we are sharing little quips. It's fun."
We look forward to the event every year says the three sisters. All three sisters love dogs and eagerly await the opening of a new animal shelter they plan to volunteer helping animals and they'll be back for more at the 13th annual festival of trees in 2019.
My family has been involved in Goodwill for many years for 20+ years. It's very fulfilling to see their loved ones at camp make new friendships and participate in new activities while also making memories to bring back home.