Goodwill Partners with Girls Inc. on Backpacks for Vets Project

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SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY JAN 12, 2019

Just in time for the holidays, girls from Girls Inc. of Sarasota County had a lesson on philanthropy and gave of their own time and efforts to help those in need. Middle and high school girls enrolled at Girls Inc. participated in a Youth Lunch & Learn at the Goodwill Manasota Corporate Campus and the “Backpacks for Vets” project to help area homeless veterans. After lunch, a discussion of the history of, programs offered by, and volunteer opportunities available at Goodwill, and a behind-the-scenes tour of Goodwill's Corporate Campus retail store, participants from Girls Inc. and Goodwill packed essential items into durable backpacks, which are being distributed to homeless veterans through Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program. Supplies for the Backpacks for Vets project were provided by employees of Sabal Palm Bank. 

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