Goodwill Success Stories


Kendra D'Andrea – 2017 Spirit of Determination Award Winner

A single mom of three kids, some with special needs, Kendra found herself underemployed needing to earn more money to cover rising medical bills and better support her family. After a visit to a Goodwill Career Center, Kendra found the hope and support she needed. Watch Kendra's Goodwill journey here.







Lakeisha Butler – 2017 Spirit of Inspiration Award Winner

An incredibly tough childhood set Lakeisha on a path where she lacked the motivation and support to succeed after graduating high school. After enrolling in the customer service and retail training program, Lakeisha found the inspiration and motivation to take her life on a path to success. Watch Lakeisha's Goodwill journey here.





Calvin Boyd –  2017 Spirit of Perseverance Award Winner

An overexposure to lead as a child left Calvin with compromised cognitive abilities. Despite receiving benefits that provided for him, he wanted to overcome his challenges and work for his pay. His work with community employment services gave him the support and tools he needed to land a full-time job he loves. Watch Calvin's Goodwill journey here.