Goodwill hosts Community Resource Fair Gathering the Good of Maui

Kahului, Maui – Hawaii – Goodwill Industries of Hawaii understands the importance of working with community organizations and businesses statewide.  This year their vision expands to Maui in their first annual Community Resource Fair – “Gathering the Good of Maui.”  The Fair is a free event and open to the public.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the War Memorial Overflow Field (the soccer fields) from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

President/CEO, Laura Robertson Smith says, “We’re honored to be able to bring the community together to raise the public’s awareness of our non-profit mission, to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient, and also to highlight the resources that other agencies provide to support Maui residents.”

It will be a collaboration of community resources, non-profit agencies, private employers, food booths, door prizes and entertainment. Amongst the agencies and supporting businesses, more than 50 Maui organizations have come together to take part in or contribute to this event.

Employment plays a critical role in the strength of the community and lies at the heart of Goodwill’s philosophy.  For this reason, Goodwill is including a Jobs Section at the event, sharing our job readiness and job placement support programs with the attendees.

This Community Resource Fair will help the community by creating an environment where program participants and community members are encouraged to learn about available resources to help individuals and families progress to self-sufficiency and thrive.                                                                                                                                    

It will also provide an opportunity for community partners to share expertise and to enhance opportunities for collaboration.

For more information call Charen Kepler at (808)442-8913.

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii’s mission is to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. Supported by its retail operations and financial endeavors, its educational, employment and training programs have provided skills training, employment counseling, job placement and support services since 1959.  

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