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U.S. Senator Tim Scott Receives Goodwill® Policymaker Award

Goodwill Industries International is pleased to honor U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) as a recipient of one of its 2017 Goodwill Policymaker Awards. The awards recognize federal lawmakers who have shown strong support for Goodwill’s public policy priorities. 

Sen. Scott was nominated by Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (headquartered in Greenville) for his efforts to battle poverty in South Carolina. He has not only introduced legislation to improve job creation, he has bravely put a face on poverty for the state by sharing his own story of having been raised in poverty conditions. 

“Senator Scott has built an agenda to help many South Carolinians with poverty mitigation initiatives,” said Pat Michaels, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. “His moral leadership has served as an inspiration of hope to South Carolinians by showing that if he was able to overcome adverse conditions, they can as well.”

The awards were announced on Wednesday, April 5 during a reception at the U.S. Capitol, as part of Goodwill’s annual advocacy event.

About Goodwill Industries International

Goodwill Industries International (GII) is a network of 162 community-based, autonomous organizations in the United States and Canada with a presence in 13 other countries. GII is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is recognized by GuideStar with its Platinum Seal of Approval, the organization’s highest rating for charities. GII was also ranked by Enso as the #1 brand doing the most good in the world, and was the only nonprofit brand rated in Forbes’ 20 most inspiring companies for three consecutive years. Local Goodwill organizations are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that create job training programs, employment placement and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,200 stores collectively and online at shopgoodwill.com®. Local Goodwill organizations also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food services preparation, and document imaging and shredding. Last year, local Goodwill organizations collectively placed 313,000 people in employment in the United States and Canada. In addition, more than 34 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training, mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills. To learn more, visit goodwill.org.

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