Goodwill Industries International Teams Up with CitiFinancial to Support Local Communities

Clothing Donations Accepted Through August 31

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries International — an innovative provider of career and other community-based services — is partnering with CitiFinancial to help area residents and customers support their local community this summer. From now until the end of August, CitiFinancial Servicing Centers across the United States will facilitate clothing donation drives to help support Goodwill's mission of job training for people with disabilities and disadvantages.

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CitiFinancial's involvement reflects its philanthropic and community-oriented corporate culture. Employees leverage their professional skills and experience by volunteering with nonprofits and other community organizations.

"Sharing a likeminded vision with Goodwill, CitiFinancial Servicing is helping to make the neighborhoods where we do business better places to live and work," said Sue Harnett, Head of Consumer Lending for Citi Holdings. "We have a strong tradition of supporting local organizations that help those in need, and we are excited area residents will be joining us in this effort throughout August."

To pay for its programs, Goodwill sells donated clothing and household goods in its more than 2,700 stores in the United States and Canada, as well as online. The revenue collected from each store funnels directly back into the community by way of locally developed job training programs, employment placement programs and community-based programs, such as financial education, transportation and youth mentoring.

"We are encouraged that this partnership will serve as the framework to empower CitiFinancial employees and customers to become an entirely new audience of donors and shoppers," said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. "These donations will allow Goodwill to help strengthen the communities where CitiFinancial branches are located by facilitating job training and placement programs that will help families achieve financial stability and develop vibrant communities."

Goodwill, a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with affiliates in 13 other countries, channels 82 percent of its total revenue directly into education and career services. With back-to-school season approaching, local residents can take advantage of this opportunity to clean and organize their households, all while contributing to their community.

To find your local CitiFinancial Servicing Center, visit www.citifinancialservicing.com/USCFA/branch-locator.do.

About Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with 14 affiliates in 13 other countries. Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 2,700 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com. Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. To find a Goodwill location near you, use the online locator at www.goodwill.org, or call (800) GOODWILL. Find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl or follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl.

About CitiFinancial
At CitiFinancial, we're always here to help our customers. That's why investing in our local communities provides us with opportunities to strengthen communities and improve the lives of its members. CitiFinancial seeks to provide best-in-class servicing to our customers. Each of our Servicing Centers offers extended hours of operation, efficient customer service, and dedicated personal attention to meet our customers' needs. Additional information may be found at www.citifinancialservicing.com.

SOURCE Goodwill Industries International



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