Goodwill Pink’s Out & Mentors Children with Disabilities
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Today, team members across Goodwill’s enterprise showed their solidarity and support of breast cancer awareness by “Pinking Out”.
Team members at our Horn Lake Bookstore wore pink and gold to show support for manager Jessica Chenault’s 3-year-old nephew. He just finished his 4th round of chemotherapy; fighting stage 4 neuroblastoma.
To top off an incredible day, Goodwill also showed support by participating in Shelby County Schools’ Disability Mentoring Day. Around 20 students from Avon Lenox High School toured the Goodwill facilities on Stage rd. They participated in small groups, with Goodwill employees, for an up close and personal look at company operations.
In total, there are 15,000 students with disabilities in Shelby County Schools. The district’s Department of Exceptional Children has provided them with school-to-work programs through partnerships with Goodwill for the past 4 years.
According to counselor, Belinda Gibson, “The Disability Mentoring Day is great for the kids because it shows them the different outlets of Goodwill. It lets them know that there are jobs for people with disabilities and helps them see how they can transition into society after high school.”