BALTIMORE, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake placed over 2,506 people into jobs in the Baltimore metro area and the Eastern Shore in 2014.
Through the sale of donated goods Goodwill provides job training and placement services to more than 34,000 people in need of assistance each year because of physical, mental or other social barriers. In 2014, Goodwill collected approximately 33.7 million pounds of clothing and household goods. Donations were sold in its 29 retail stores or recycled at Goodwill's Recycling Center.
"Goodwill survives on the generous support of the public. Whether you donate, shop or hire one of our participants, you are supporting our mission," said Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. "We look forward to another fantastic year of helping even more people find jobs."
Goodwill generates opportunities for those in need to secure and retain employment by providing job training, placement services and other community-based programs. These programs are available to adults and youth who have disabilities, criminal backgrounds, lack education or job experience or are facing employment challenges.
In 2014, Goodwill was able to divert 19 million pounds of donations from the landfill. Goodwill was able to recycle:
- 787,706 pounds of books
- 105,000 pounds of cardboard
- 11,305,403 pounds of clothing
- 42,350 pounds of handbags
- 224,287 pounds of linens
- 430,500 pounds of scrap metal
- 345,000 pounds of shoes
- 482,572 pounds of computer equipment
- 69,370 pounds of toys
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SOURCE Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.