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Brittany’s Journey to Leadership at Palmetto Goodwill

Brittany’s story epitomizes resilience and unwavering dedication. Her journey began as a single mom shouldering the responsibility of two young children. Fueled by the desire to support her family, she actively pursued employment and found an opportunity at Palmetto Goodwill. To read more of Brittany’s Journey to Leadership at Palmetto Goodwill, click below.

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Grace’s Inspiring Path at Palmetto Goodwill

Grace’s story serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration, illustrating the power of perseverance and the invaluable support of both team members and family. Her success encompasses more than professional accomplishments; it includes embracing life’s melodies, cherishing family bonds, and finding joy in life’s simplest moments. To read more of Grace’s Inspiring Path at Palmetto Goodwill, click below.

Breaking Barriers and Thriving: Jasmine’s Inspiring Journey as a Deaf Individual

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a time to celebrate the countless achievements and unique journeys of individuals who face diverse challenges with unwavering determination. In this spirit, we welcome you to dive into Jasmine’s story, a remarkable testament to the power of inclusivity, self-belief, and the limitless potential each person possesses, regardless of the obstacles in their path. To read more of Breaking Barriers and Thriving, click below.

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William Gadsden’s Journey

Meet William, who is part of our Rivers Avenue store team, responsible for processing donations. In 2004, he suffered from a brain aneurysm that left him paralyzed on the left side of his body. Despite this, William has continued to live just as he did prior to his medical event. To read more of William’s Journey, click below.

Embracing Diversity and Overcoming Challenges: Cayla’s Inspiring Journey

Cayla’s journey at Palmetto Goodwill is a testament to the power of resilience, fortitude, and support of an inclusive workplace. Cayla serves as a poignant reminder that every individual, regardless of their background or abilities, can achieve their dreams and make a meaningful impact in their community. To read more of Cayla’s Inspiring Journey, click below.

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Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Opportunities

In a world where challenges can seem insurmountable, individuals like Adam Dezelle Jr. (AJ) defy the odds and inspire us with their unwavering determination and resilience. AJ’s story is a testament to the power of hard work, perseverance, and the belief that no obstacle is too great to overcome. Despite being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of four, AJ’s journey is a shining example of how one can rise above their circumstances and carve a path to success. To read more of Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Opportunities, click below.

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A Fresh Start For Frank

Frank Midgett’s life path didn’t come easy to him. Unsure of what the future would hold, Frank found it difficult to find work. Financial hardship and unhealthy relationships took a toll on Frank as he struggled to get back on his feet. Life changed drastically once he began working with Palmetto Goodwill at the Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach. Now almost ten years later, he is a homeowner and a team leader with newfound confidence.To read more of A Fresh Start for Frank, click below.

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Calvin Collins – A Young Veterans Journey To A Swift Career

Meet Calvin Collins, a young veteran whose journey led him all the way from combat to CDL. Like other veterans, he risked it all to protect his country until it was far too much to bear. Well-equipped for active duty but not civilian life, Calvin looked for a new career but didn’t know how to start. Since he was a teenager, his entire life had revolved around learning how to provide support during combat — not how to find a new job. That was until he met Joe Queen from Palmetto Warrior Connection. To read more of Calvin’s journey to a “Swift” career, click below.

Kendra Scott – 2021 Achiever of the Year

At age six, Kendra Scott was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia, a red blood cell disorder that sometimes causes the body to be deprived of the oxygen it needs.  Her condition can sometimes make everyday tasks unbearable. But that doesn’t hold her back. Rising against the odds, Kendra achieves whatever she sets out to do. Watch her story below.

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Jahmaal Pearson – 2021 Goodwill Works! Award

The Goodwill Works! award honors an outstanding individual who has shown great progress and accomplishment while still benefiting from the Goodwill work environment. As an exemplary employee admired by his supervisors and co-workers, Jahmaal certainly fits that description.

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Chelsea Spann – 2021 Graduate of the Year

Chelsea is deaf and speaks American Sign Language. In 2015, she took part in Palmetto Goodwill’s Ability One program which provides training and employment opportunities to people with disabilities. She faces communication challenges with a positive attitude. See for yourself, and watch her video!

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Rex Bills – Homeless to Future Supervisor

Previously homeless veteran, Rex Bills tells of his struggles and how Palmetto Goodwill and Palmetto Warrior Connection transformed the cold winter nights spent alone on Rivers Avenue into a future filled with hope and opportunity. To read more of Bills’ story, click below!

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Kera Graham – 2020 CDL Graduate

Confidence and determination are just two of the qualities that make up Kera Graham, a recent graduate of our CDL program. After a strenuous job search, with no prior luck, Kera stumbled upon an advertisement for Palmetto Goodwill’s CDL training course and decided to give it a shot.

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