Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Goodwill
Announce Launch of Public-Public Partnership
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and William Oakley, CEO and President of
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, will officially launch a new
public-public partnership between the City of Orlando and Goodwill
Industries of Central Florida with a media event aimed at helping
job-seekers. Goodwill will be providing ‘employability’ skills training
and access to a network of critical social services to BLUEPRINT
Employment Office registrants. Workers registered with the BLUEPRINT
Employment Office will be able to receive free information and referral
services from Goodwill to help them resolve personal and lifestyle
Mayor Dyer and CEO Oakley will also announce the “Mayor’s Clothesline:
The Right Fit” which is a month-long clothes drive from donations.
Clothing collected from the drive will help Goodwill fill its retail
store, and then the proceeds from the store will help Goodwill provide
its services to the local job seekers.
While at Goodwill, Mayor Dyer will join Goodwill staff on the processing
line inspecting incoming donations of gently used items. He will survey
clothing articles for rips, stains, missing buttons and outdated styles.
If he feels the items meet the inspection criteria, he will hang
clothing for distribution to any one of the 25 Goodwill stores
throughout Central Florida. Goodwill receives millions of pounds of
donated materials each year. Processing Inspectors are expected to hang
100 pieces of clothing an hour.
City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
William Oakley, CEO and President of Goodwill Industries of Central
Wednesday, March 7th at 10:30 a.m.
Goodwill of Central Florida
7531 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
Heather Fagan at (407) 246-3423, City of Orlando, or Judith Pariseau at
(407) 235-1563, Goodwill Industries, for further information.