Attention Goodwill shoppers and Halloween lovers: Monday, October 31 is your LAST chance to enter our costume contest! We're giving away fun prizes (Goodwill gift certificates) to winners in three different categories: Best of Show, Fan Favorite, and Old School. To enter a costume, click here!
Each judge is a member of our Program Services team. Goodwill is most widely-known for its stores where people can donate and shop, but the community often doesn’t realize that the revenue from our stores funds more than 17 job training and job placement programs across the state. Let's meet some of the people who made it possible for Goodwill to place more than 3,400 Kentuckians into competitive employment last year!
Name: Kimberly Boyd-Lane
Job title: Program manager, Power of Work*
Length of time at Goodwill: Nine years
Favorite Halloween candy: Taffy
Name: Rik Martin
Job title: Vocational evaluator/community employment specialist**
Length of time at Goodwill: Seven years
Favorite Halloween candy: Candy corn
The picture below is Rik in his natural habitat!
Name: Mary Mills
Job title: Employment technician
Length of time at Goodwill: 12 years
Favorite Halloween candy: Candy Corn with peanuts mixed together
Name: Margie Silva
Job title: Community employment specialist
Length of time at Goodwill: Six years
Favorite Halloween candy: Twizzlers
*The Power of Work program matches eager, willing, and prepared workers with employers. Participants receive skill assessment and job readiness training so they are able to smoothly transition into employment.
**Goodwill’s community employment program is designed to help Goodwill employees achieve their goals through career development plans, counseling, and job coaching.