Lehigh Acres – Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (SWFL) welcomes shoppers to check out the newly remodeled Goodwill at 2825 Lee Blvd. in Lehigh Acres with a Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 23rd. Store opens at 8 a.m. with 50% off all donated and 25% off new mattresses. The day of fun is open to all ages, with an outdoor DJ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., food trucks, giveaways, Halloween candy, face painting and more. First 100 shoppers receive a $10 Goodwill gift card (one per family).
Hodges University is hosting an Open House during the event at the onsite Community Resource Center (CRC) to showcase new classes available in Lehigh to help people overcome barriers and go farther. Goodwill’s CRCs offer employment services, free computer skills training and other services to help individuals overcome barriers to independence. Some of the planned offerings include English as a Second Language (ESL), Pathways to Home Ownership, Direct Support Professionals, plus various workshops and classes.
For more information, visit www.goodwillswfl.org
Hodges University, a regionally accredited, private nonprofit institution founded in 1990, prepares students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional, and civic endeavors. With over 12,000 graduates having a continued success in careers, Hodges is recognized for developing programs that are uniquely designed and delivered to serve a diverse adult learner population. With a campus in Fort Myers, Florida, Hodges provides flexible day, evening, and online classes taught by world-class faculty for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Hodges is also the first designated as a Hispanic serving institution in the region, and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). More information about Hodges University is available at Hodges.edu.
Goodwill Southwest Florida is a non-profit organization that utilizes the selling of donated goods to employ more than 900 individuals in Southwest Florida. Through community philanthropy, grants and sponsorships, they are able to support nearly 25,000 individuals a year as they work towards independence through Goodwill’s disability services, employment training and support, housing, and small business development.