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Goodwill Celebrates MLK Day with Opportunities for Service

Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia joins fellow Goodwill organizations across the country to recognize Martin Luther King (MLK) Day on Monday, January 15.

The holiday honors the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the prominent civil rights leader who devoted his life to social justice, equality, economic advancement and opportunity for all people. He also promoted the power of community service.

In 1994, Congress designated the MLK holiday as a National Day of Service to empower individuals to seek volunteer opportunities in their communities, offering their time to groups, organizations, charities and other grassroots efforts.

Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia uses this occasion to honor Dr. King’s legacy and let prospective volunteers know that they are welcome to support our efforts to promote economic advancement and opportunity to those we serve.

Ways you can help include:

Donate time

Volunteering at any of Goodwill’s five community employment centers across Central and Coastal Virginia can have a direct impact on job seekers. Opportunities include welcoming job seekers and directing them to employment specialists; assisting job seekers with computer and Internet questions; conducting mock job interviews; reviewing resumes and online job applications and providing feedback and advice.

Donate goods

Bringing items to Goodwill allows us to re-sell those goods and power our mission of creating pathways to opportunities and success for individuals facing challenges to work. More than 85% of net revenue from Goodwill’s social enterprises goes toward funding workforce education and training services for more than 15,000 individuals every year–at no cost to the participants.

Donate online

Making a cash donation to Goodwill means your gift goes directly towards helping job seekers. Goodwill is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your charitable gifts are tax deductible.