The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To support persons with disabilities and other barriers to independence in achieving their fullest potential as workers and as members of the broader community.
Goodwill Keystone Area (GKA), a not-for-profit organization, covers a 22-county territory in southeastern and central PA and is a member of the Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill Keystone Area collects and sells donated items in thrift stores and provides business services such as custodial, document shredding, laser cartridge remanufacturing to businesses and government. Proceeds from thrift stores and business services fund job training and employment programs. Our stores, donation centers, and business services also serve as training grounds for people seeking and utilizing our services. Goodwill believes that work is the fundamental building block of community. Employment provides economic independence, as well as the secondary gains of preventing and minimizing other social problems. We believe in giving a hand up, not a hand out.