Commercial lease Arizona activities have taken a generous holiday turn; as reported by the Phoenix Business Journal, Michael Pollack, founder and CEO of a real estate investment company in the Valley, has donated $250,000 to Goodwill.
Goodwill is a non-profit organization that provides jobs and training to individuals from all walks of life. They serve immigrants, people with criminal backgrounds and disabilities, seniors, veterans, the youth, and other individuals facing employment challenges, vowing to provide disadvantaged individuals with the tools to reach their fullest potentials in life. The organization, a global presence that has operated since 1902, encourages people to learn how to become productive members of society.
It operates 46 retail stores in Arizona, including 42 Valley stores. Central Arizona Goodwill was founded in 1947 and continues to operate under the mission of providing individuals with work opportunity, a fact that has impacted Pollack’s life personally.
“I have met many people who graduated from Goodwill’s training programs and those in important positions today who could not have made it years ago, were it not for Goodwill,” he told the Phoenix Business Journal in November. “When you make a donation to Goodwill, you see the difference it is making and the impact it has on people’s lives.”
Central Arizona Goodwill president and CEO Jim Teter states that the organization is grateful. “The board will be getting together to decide upon the best way to utilize his very generous donation, some of which has already been chosen to go toward expanded job training and a new career center,” he states.
Perhaps it is a sign of the ending recession that the commercial lease Arizona industry is in a position to donate such substantial amounts. It is readily apparent that the money will be used according to Goodwill’s mission statement. In the spirit of the holidays, learn more about Goodwill Central Arizona at www.goodwillaz.org and see the difference they are making in the community.
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