Costume Contest: Meet the Judges!

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.

our history

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Louisville since 1923. Goodwill gives people up—not a handout—so they can experience the dignity and independence that comes from earning a paycheck.


our mission

We help people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life.

what we do

Goodwill collects and sells donated items to fund programs for Kentuckians who have disabilities or other challenges in finding and maintaining traditional employment. On-the-job training, job preparation skills, and employment counseling are just a few of Goodwill's services that benefit thousands of adults each year and strengthen families in Kentucky's communities.