Beyonce and Goodwill Helping the Jobless
For this holiday season Beyonce is continuing to work with Goodwill Industries International in support of major charity efforts to help create new jobs. Beyonce has partnered with Goodwill Industries International this last summer when the charity event received over 27,500 pounds of clothing, which is equivalent to more than 800 hours of free job training at Goodwill career centers.
This holiday season Beyonce will continue her second leg of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, which contains 15 concerts. Goodwill is encouraging concert goers to helps support their goal of helping families and creating jobs by donating clothes. The more clothes that Goodwill receives the more jobs they are able to create across their international locations.
The charity effort has gained the title the #BeyGOOD initiative and there are a couple of ways that people can participate. Those with tickets to one of Beyonce’s World Tour concerts are encouraged to donate clothes at their local Goodwill (keeping the receipt) or to bring donations to the concert site. The first 100 people to donate items or show their receipts the day of the concert enter in a chance to be upgraded to Beyonce’s VIP areas.
The donations collected at each event will be sold in local communities, and the money will go towards Goodwill’s employment programs that help support people with disadvantages and disabilities. Goodwill career centers provide a number of helpful services for those struggling to find employment. The career centers offer various training opportunities, sessions on resume building, interviews, and professional dressing. The centers also supply access to important tools such as fax machines, computers and telephones. Child care services, youth mentorship, transportation and financial education are also available through the help of Goodwill.
With the help of Beyonce, Goodwill Industries International is expecting to receive major donations this holiday season and ultimately make a great impact on those without jobs, and families in need.
– Chante Owens
Sources: Look to the Stars, Atlanta Black Star