Central East Texas Goodwill gets national recognition

Goodwill Industries of Central East Texas took home the "Goodwill is Good for Families" award.

The award is about strengthening families, starting with their own employees and clients.

Goodwill has been doing the family program for the past four years and our local CEO Nancy Bledsoe says it means so much to be recognized.

"I'd say we're doing pretty darn good.  It's nice to get a pat on the back and we know we take care of our clients and employees, but it's nice to be recognized."

Goodwill also received $20,000 from the foundation to put toward local programs.

One local Goodwill member was named "Volunteer of the Year" and our local office also won the "Graduate Staff of the Year" award while at their banquet in Washington, D.C. last month.