Goodwill Donates $10K to Eugene Mission

EUGENE, Ore. – Goodwill is helping the Eugene Mission recover from a fire with a big donation.

The organization donated $10,000 to the mission on Tuesday to help with its immediate needs.

Goodwill will also offer customers the opportunity to donate to the Eugene Mission after donating thousands to the shelter.

Goodwill stores in Eugene and Springfield will take donations for the Mission starting June 25th. For one week, customers will be able to give cash donation or can round their purchase up to the nearest dollar.

Goodwill will match every amount donated.

“It’s something special when a community partner like Goodwill offers to not only provide us with $10,000 but fundraising in their stores for a week as well,” said Jack Tripp, executive director of the Eugene Mission.

The Eugene Mission is using a temporary kitchen to serve more than 750 meals a day after a fire destroyed its kitchen on June 16th.

Jim Martin, the president and CEO of Goodwill said he is happy to support the shelter get back on its feet.

“The Eugene Mission is a valuable resource in this community that we have been fortunate to partner with for many years,” Martin said.

Goodwill also partners with Eugene Mission to provide job connection services to residents. It provides one-on-one job placement assistance, resume and interview coaching and referrals. Goodwill also provides assistance with the application and interview process. Residents are also given access to computers, fax machines, and telephones.

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