RICHMOND, VA | Richmond BizSense
A large local nonprofit has hit the halfway point on a fundraising goal that will allow it to help thousands of Richmonders find work.
Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia is in the midst of a $3.5 million capital campaign for an expansion of its Richmond employment center on the Southside.
It recently hit the $1.7 million mark in the campaign, which was launched in 2014 and has been spurred along by a $300,000 challenge grant from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation and, most recently, a $250,000 donation from TowneBank in June.
The employment center is located within the organization’s 135,000-square-foot headquarters at 6301 Midlothian Turnpike, which it purchased after a 1997 capital campaign. The employment center currently takes up 16,000 square feet, and the renovation plans will increase that to 24,000 square feet, replacing space that is currently underutilized, CEO Charles Layman said.
“Goodwill is about providing employment and getting people into the workforce, and these funds are going to provide expansion and increased capacity (in the employment center),” Layman said.
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