"Goodwill helped prepare my daughter for her future."
The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, Inc. is committed to providing a lasting impact on the lives of people in coordination with the mission of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. which offers individuals with disabilities and disadvantages life-changing opportunities to achieve independence.
To support the mission of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida by raising funds and other contributions that will enhance, expand, and ensure the longevity of the organization's mission and programs and services through annual funds, major/special gifts, and planned gifts.
To ensure that funds are available and set aside in perpetuity in order that the long term vision for programs and services can continue to grow and meet the needs of an ever increasing number of individuals within the five county area of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades.
Savannah Hadsock's Story
Savannah was born with Down Syndrome and home-schooled most of her life. When she was age 15, Savannah enrolled at Goodwill's L.I.F.E. Academy...a tuition-free charter high school focused on academic skills, daily life skills, and vocational/workforce skills that help students become productive members of society. Savannah then went on to participate in Goodwill's Pathways to Opportunity program for individuals 18+ years of age to continue preparing herself for independence as an young adult.
"L.I.F.E. Academy gave her a sense of belonging and helped her self-esteem. "Having the educational experience of the L.I.F.E. Academy combined with a transitional life preparation training of the Pathways program definitely equipped her to work cooperatively with others. I have seen such a huge increase in her confidence and independence. Goodwill helped prepare her for her future which is very reassuring to me as her parent."
---Savannah's Mother, Tracy Hadsock
Charitable gifts to the SWFL Goodwill Foundation give individuals like Savannah the opportunity to gain their independence and become productive members of our Southwest Florida community. Your gift immediately goes to help many like Savannah who are currently in our programs or are on a waiting list for placement.
- The Pathways to Opportunity program serving our 18+ year old population.
The Strategic Plan for 2017 calls for the expanding Pathways to meet identified and increasing needs in Collier County. For instance, total start-up costs for The Collier Pathways to Opportunity program in year 1 is $252,000 to $382,000 (to include 2 accessible vans for the program) and annual costs up to $300,000. Your generous charitable investment toward Pathways to Opportunity helps us continue to build, expand and sustain the independence and life exploration opportunities for many young adults who have disabilities or disadvantages that present barriers to an enriched and fulfilling life.
- The L.I.F.E. (Life Institute for Education) Academy Charter Middle and High School
L.I.F.E. Academy is a tuition-free, open enrollment Lee County Charter School in Fort Myers at The Goodwill Opportunity Center campus for students with intellectual disabilities who are entering grades 6 through 12 (ages 11 - 22). Programs for these students are individualized to focus on life skills, vocational training and functional academics. The annual operating budget of the L.I.F.E. Academy is $800,000 of which 38%-40% (or approximately $280,000 each year) in private support is required to sustain operations for 100% enrollment of 50 individuals.
The Foundation accepts gifts of cash, credit cards and appreciated securities to help advance our mission and much needed education and training programs like Pathways and the L.I.F.E. Academy.
For questions, contact Carolyn Johnson VP Communications and Development at (239) 995-2106, ext 2247 or email
For gifts by check, please make payable and mail to:
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GOODWILL FOUNDATION Help Build our Mission- Brick by Brick
TAX I.D. 26-3590251
ATTN: Carolyn Johnson
Goodwill Opportunity Center
5100 Tice Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33905
Pave the way to opportunity for tens of thousands of Southwest Floridians who need our services. Leave a lasting impression with your gift of $100 or more to honor memorialize a loved one or speical occasion in your family, community or business.
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GOODWILL FOUNDATION
Help Build our Mission- Brick by Brick
For more information about other ways to give today or in the future, and to explore a charitable gift plan with your tax and legal advisors, contact Carolyn Johnson, VP Communications & Development (239) 995-2106, ext. 2247 or email
"Friends of Goodwill, be dissatisfied with your work until every...person in your community has an opportunity to develop to his fullest usefulness and enjoy a maximum of abundant living."
- Edgar J. Helms (1863-1942) Founder of Goodwill Industries
Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation's Registration # is CH29995. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FL. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. PLEASE VISIT www.800helpfla.com FOR OFFICIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.'s Registration # is CH1930. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FL. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. PLEASE VISIT www.800helpfla.com FOR OFFICIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.