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Regions Bank Awards $10,000 Grant To Goodwill Industries

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2024) – Goodwill Industries of Central Florida (GICF) was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Regions Bank to continue providing – and enhance – its on-the-job training opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
The funding will support services ranging from hands-on employment experiences to aiding in securing and maintaining permanent work. Goodwill’s team of certified Community Employment and Training Specialists focuses on customizing programs to meet each client’s unique needs by building or refining essential employability skills.
"Regions Bank is proud to support Goodwill Industries of Central Florida in their mission to provide valuable job training opportunities for people with disabilities," said Scott Wall, Regions Commercial Banking Leader for Central Florida. "By investing in programs that help build crucial employment skills and help create pathways to financial security, we are working together to make a positive impact on the lives of Central Floridians."
This collaboration between GICF and Regions Bank amplifies a shared dedication to “Building Lives that Work” by providing Central Floridians an opportunity to improve their financial means.
“This grant will not only sustain our existing programs, but it also allows us to expand our capabilities to enrich client experiences,” said Ed Durkee, president and CEO at GICF. “For more than 60 years, Goodwill has offered critical job training services to Central Floridians who encounter challenges in finding employment opportunities elsewhere. We’re grateful to Regions Bank for its commitment to making lasting change in our community.”
Goodwill’s on-the-job training initiatives run for three to six months, depending on individual client needs. For additional information, visit

About Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc. (GICF) 
For more than 60 years, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has provided vocational and job placement services to tens of thousands of people living in Central Florida. Through 31 retail/outlet stores and 16 Donation Xpress locations in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Volusia counties, Goodwill diverted more than 20 million pounds of clothing and household items from landfills in 2022. Goodwill Industries of Central Florida directly channels more than 90 percent of its annual revenue into programs that enable individuals to secure meaningful employment, achieve their personal goals and thrive economically.

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