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Goodwill Success Story: Shantrese

We're back with another inspiring Goodwill® Success Story! Let's take a look at Shantrese and her uplifting story about how the Goodwill helped her overcome a past filled with obstacles and tragedy...

We’re back with another inspiring Goodwill® Success Story! Let’s take a look at Shantrese and her uplifting story about how the Goodwill helped her overcome a past filled with obstacles and tragedy…

Shantrese grew up with a learning disability and ADD, and lost her brother in a tragic shooting. Needless to say, these hardships would continue to affect Shantrese for the rest of her life. She initially found it difficult to create meaningful relationships and find the right path. She sought out help from Goodwill’s Work Services, where she was able to participate in job training and classroom instruction, while also strengthening her social skills. Unfortunately, Shantrese faced more loss and adversity with the passing of her mother and best friend, but with the help of Goodwill’s Supported Employment Program and the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, she was finally able to find a career that fit her goals. She now excels as a staff member at Planet Fitness. The franchise has seen how hard Shantrese works, which resulted in Planet Fitness forming a partnership with Goodwill to hire more Goodwill Supported Employment candidates!Shantrese Goodwill Success Story copyDon’t forget to bring in your gently used clothing, shoes, and home goods to your nearest Bon-Ton store in exchange for up to 25% off Goodwill Sale coupons! The Goodwill Sale coupons can be used on brands that rarely go on sale, so it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to something new for your fall wardrobe. Your donations and purchases help the Goodwill help people like Shantrese everyday. You can start bringing in your donations on September 14th. See you then!

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