2016 Goodwill Power of Work Awards Generating Excitement

Goodwill of Western MO & Eastern KS now accepting Power of Work Award Nominations

Kansas City, MO (March 1, 2016) – Goodwill invites community members to participate in the fifth Annual Power of Work Awards luncheon on April 20th, 2016 showcasing those in the Kansas City Metro who illuminate our local community one life, one job, and one opportunity at a time. Individuals and area businesses can register to attend, become a sponsor, and nominate a local business for the award at MoKanGoodwill.org/PowerofWork. The awards luncheon will be at the Grand Street Café in Kansas City, MO from 11am-1pm.

Goodwill seeks nominations from the community to recognize and honor a Kansas City for-profit business by March 18th, 2016. Employers are encouraged to nominate themselves, and nominations also may be submitted by employees, other businesses or organizations, and referral agencies. These businesses must be actively empowering and employing people with disadvantages and different abilities in their workforce, as well as creating enhanced opportunities for marginalized and non-traditional populations to be successful in the work place.

Previous businesses honored by the Goodwill Power of Work Award include: Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, reStart Inc., and the Community Improvement District. Community partners such as these make it possible for us to take our mission to its full fruition. “We are impressed with their dedication for the complete integration of their workforce with people with barriers to employment, and look forward to honoring more businesses for their efforts,” stated Stefany Williams, president and CEO of Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas.

Goodwill Power of Work Award Luncheon April 20th, 2016 11am-1pm Grand Street Café in Kansas City, MO Details & registration at MoKanGoodwill.org/PowerofWork

For interviews or additional info, please contact: Jennifer Matascik at 816-213-3235

# About: Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit agency whose mission is to empower people with disadvantages and different abilities to earn and keep employment through individualized programs and services. Goodwill’s proceeds support LOCAL programs that empower job seekers with barriers to employment. In 2014 nearly 1.5 million purchases and 450,000 donations funded our mission. Goodwill has a history of more than 120 years of service in Kansas City. The first Kansas City Goodwill store opened in 1925. The agency has 14 stores with additional donation sites and GoodWORKS Career Resource Centers. Learn more at www.mokangoodwill.org. To see all the good we do together, follow us on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

Media Contact: Jennifer Matascik Goodwill 1817 Campbell St., Kansas City, MO 64108 816-213-3235, www.mokangoodwill.org

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