26 Apr, 2012, 10:23 ET
Clothing Donations Collected During Customer Appreciation Days
BALTIMORE, Md., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OneMain Financial will provide area residents and customers the opportunity to support their local community during its Customer Appreciation Days, May 1-31. Throughout the entire month of May, the OneMain Financial branches across the United States will collect clothing donations to help support the mission of Goodwill Industries International.
OneMain Financial's partnership with Goodwill® reflects the philanthropic and community-oriented mindset ingrained in OneMain Financial's corporate culture. Employees leverage their professional skills and experience by volunteering their time directly to nonprofits and other community organizations.
"Sharing a likeminded vision with Goodwill, OneMain Financial is helping to make the neighborhoods where we do business better places to live and work," said Mary McDowell, president and CEO of CitiFinancial North America and OneMain Financial. "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 during our Customer Appreciation Days."
Donors play a vital role in Goodwill's ability to fulfill its mission of helping people go to work. To pay for its programs, Goodwill sells donated goods including clothing, household items and other used goods in more than 2,600 stores in the United States and Canada as well as online. The revenue collected from each local store stays within that community, providing job training programs, employment placement programs and community-based programs — such as financial education and youth mentoring — for people who face challenges to finding employment. Each local Goodwill designs its own programs to help job seekers, individuals and their families in the community.
"Goodwill's partnership with OneMain Financial will provide a meaningful opportunity to reach its millions of employees and customers, and not only to increase donations, but to engage a new audience of donors and shoppers," said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. "The revenue from the sale of the donations will enable Goodwill to design job training programs that meet the specific needs of job seekers in the communities where OneMain Financial branches are located."
Goodwill, which is consistently ranked among top charities, collectively, channels 82 percent of its total revenue directly into education and career services. Goodwill revenue is earned via its sales from retail and outlets stores, and online, and is made possible by donations from community members. With spring well underway, local residents can take advantage of spring cleaning and organize their households, all while making a valuable contribution to their community.
About OneMain Financial:
OneMain Financial (formerly CitiFinancial), based in Baltimore, Md., provides personalized loan solutions and one-on-one, local service at more than 1,300 branches nationwide. With a 99-year heritage of helping people realize their financial goals and dreams, their employees are part of the communities where they live and work. OneMain Financial works with each customer to find a solution that best fits their needs and budget, offering a straightforward loan application with fixed rates and clear terms. Additional information may be found at www.OneMainFinancial.com.
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 2,600 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. In 2011, more than 4 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill's career services. 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.
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