OneMain Financial Partners with Area Residents to Give Back to their Community
Clothing Donations Collected for Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire During Customer Appreciation Days
April 30, 2012— OneMain Financial will provide area residents and customers the opportunity to support their local community during its Customer Appreciation Days, May 1-31. Throughout the entire month of May, the OneMain Financial branches in Savannah, Hinesville, Statesboro, Brunswick, Jesup and Vidalia (see list provided at the bottom) and across the United States will collect clothing donations to help support the mission of Goodwill. Local donations will benefit Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire.
OneMain Financial’s partnership with Goodwill reflects the philanthropic and community-oriented mindset engrained in OneMain Financial’s corporate culture. Employees leverage their professional skills and experience by volunteering their time directly to nonprofits and other community organizations.
“Sharing a like-minded vision with Goodwill Industries, OneMain Financial is helping to make the neighborhoods where we do business better places to live and work,” said Mary McDowell, president and CEO of CitiFinancial North America and OneMain Financial. “We have a strong tradition of supporting local organizations that help those in need, and we are excited residents of the Coastal Empire will be joining us in this effort during our Customer Appreciation Days.”
Donors play a vital role in Goodwill’s ability to fulfill its mission of helping people go to work. To pay for its programs, Goodwill sells donated goods including clothing, household items and other used goods in more than 2,600 stores in the United States and Canada, including in 13 in the Coastal Empire as well as online. The revenue collected from each local store stays within that community, providing job training programs, employment placement programs and community-based programs — such as financial education and youth mentoring — for people who face challenges to finding employment. Each local Goodwill designs its own programs to help job seekers and their families in the community.
“Goodwill’s partnership with OneMain Financial will provide a meaningful opportunity to reach its millions of employees and customers, and not only to increase donations, but to engage a new audience of donors and shoppers,” said Coni Curtas, the Vice President of Donated Goods. “The revenue from the sale of the donations will enable Goodwill to design job training programs that meet the specific needs of job seekers in the region where OneMain Financial is located.”
Goodwill, which is consistently ranked among top charities, collectively, channels 82 percent of its total revenue directly into education and career services. Here in Coastal Empire and throughout the region, 88% is funneled back into community programs. Goodwill revenue is earned via its sales from retail and outlets stores, and online, and is made possible by donations from community members. With spring well underway, local residents can take advantage of spring cleaning and organize their households, all while making a valuable contribution to their community.
OneMain Financial branches are located throughout the region and have been provided below with contact information for further details.
About OneMain Financial:
OneMain Financial (formerly CitiFinancial), based in Baltimore, Md., provides personalized loan solutions and one-on-one, local service at more than 1,300 branches nationwide. With a 99-year heritage of helping people realize their financial goals and dreams, their employees are part of the communities where they live and work. OneMain Financial works with each customer to find a solution that best fits their needs and budget, offering a straightforward loan application with fixed rates and clear terms. Additional information may be found at http://OneMainFinancial.com.
About Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire
Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. The not-for-profit organization employs nearly 600 employees throughout the area. In 2011, Goodwill provided services to 18,916 people and placed 644 people into employment through various programs offered in our community. Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina and operates 13 retail locations in the region. Goodwill accepts tax deductable car donations and operates an online store at shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org. Find us on Facebook: Savannah GoodwillI or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.
About Goodwill Industries International:
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with 14 affiliates in 13 other countries. Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 2,600 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com. Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2011, more than 4 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill’s career services. To find a Goodwill location near you, use the online locator at http://goodwill.org, or call (800) GOODWILL. Find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl or follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl.
Phone: (410) 986-4601
(912) 354-6611 ext 107/ (912) 663-0685
Largo Plaza Suite G
Savannah, GA, 31419
- 229 West General Screven Way, Suite N-2
Jesup, GA, 31545
- 120 Commerce Drive, Suite 102
Brunswick, GA, 31525
- 715 Northside Drive, E Unit 14
Statesboro, GA, 30458
Vidalia, GA, 30474
Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc.
Post Office Box 15007, Savannah, Georgia 31416
(912) 354-6611 ext. 107/ Cell (912) 663-0685/ Fax (912) 354-3787 www.goodwillsavannah.org