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Goodwill Wins South OC Chamber Business Innovation Award

Goodwill of Orange County is this year’s South Orange County Regional Chamber of Commerce (SOCRCC) Business Innovation Award winner. During the April 15 event, Goodwill was recognized for the innovative alliances it has built with corporate partners, county and city governments and other organizations to create jobs for people with disabilities and other barriers to independence.

The inaugural South Orange County (SOCO) Awards, selected Goodwill as a leader in social enterprise. Goodwill’s E-waste solutions program recycles, refurbishes and resells unwanted electronic equipment and other products that should not end up in the landfill. Goodwill also provides secure document destruction services to an array of local industries as well as professional packaging and assembly services, all the while providing social and economic independence for those who may otherwise face barriers to the job market.

Goodwill of Orange County is a nonprofit organization with its Main Campus located at 410 North Fairview in Santa Ana.  Now in its 87th year, Goodwill of Orange County has provided thousands of people with disabilities and other barriers the opportunity to achieve their highest levels of personal and economic independence through competitive employment. Goodwill of Orange County has consistently received a four-star rating, based on organizational efficiency and organizational capacity from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. For more information about Goodwill 21 stores and 38 donation centers located throughout the county or Goodwill’s education, training and employment programs and services, please contact Katherine Ransom, Marketing and Communications Director at (714) 547-6308 ext. 308 or katheriner@ocgoodwill.org. Information can also be found at www.ocgoodwill.org.


Posted on April 20, 2011

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