Colorado Springs, Colo., June 26, 2017 – Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado has received a grant of $165,000 from the Daniels Fund to procure a commercial-grade iron for its Fresh Start Laundry social enterprise. The 24,000-square-foot, full-service laundry operation provides jobs for 121 individuals with barriers to employment, and processes seven million pounds of laundry each year for local businesses, military installations and educational institutions.
“This generous grant from the Daniels Fund will allow Discover Goodwill to expand our service contracts with local organizations and agencies, while increasing operational efficiencies and creating more job opportunities for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages in our community,” said Discover Goodwill President & CEO Karla Grazier.
The Daniels Fund (DanielsFund.org), established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program and ethics initiative.
About Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado
Discover Goodwill provides jobs-generating, life-changing programs and services to tens of thousands of people each year—including military veterans, seniors, youth, and individuals with developmental and economic disadvantages. Discover Goodwill dedicates nearly 90 percent of its annual budget to community-based programs across 38 Colorado counties. Discover Goodwill has received GuideStar’s Platinum rating—their highest nonprofit ranking—reflecting the organization’s strong commitment to accountability and transparency.
Discover Goodwill Fresh Start Laundry Employee Jason Bayette