Fort Myers – Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida received a $20,000 grant from the Truist Foundation in support of training provided at their Community Resource Centers (CRCs).
Goodwill CRCs provide free training for those in the community who need to improve their employment prospects and technology skills. CRC coordinators provide resume writing assistance, interviewing skills training, employability workshops, and digitals skills training to increase opportunities for employment, advancement and independence.
“Goodwill Southwest Florida is appreciative of this support from the Truist Foundation,” states Angela Hemstreet, Director of Community Support Services for Goodwill SWFL. “The digital skills trainings offered in our centers help those we serve move toward independence in very real ways. We have folks in their 70’s who needed to learn how to navigate websites to pay their bills online after a spouse is no longer able to do so, and we have learners who are gaining skills in specific computer software to obtain a better job. The Coordinators and I are excited to share the various opportunities now available in our Community Resource Centers!”
There are eight CRC’s, collocated within Goodwill SWFL retail stores, and they serve people in Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry counties. In 2020, Goodwill SWFL provided assistance to nearly 25,000 people.
Goodwill Southwest Florida is a non-profit organization that is committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida’s mission services, visit www.goodwillswfl.org.
About Truist Foundation
The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: TFC) purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. The Truist Foundation’s grants and activities focus on building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. Learn more at Truist.com/Foundation.