2018 Opportunity Award Honoree Edward Smith

Edward came from an impoverished background, turned to criminal activity as a quick fix and was subsequently incarcerated. Upon his release, he dedicated himself to taking responsibility for his life and making a fresh start. He looked for a job and heard “no” many times due to his status as a former felon. Goodwill took a chance on Edward and it has paid off! Edward was hired for an entry-level position processing donations and has worked his way up to Safety Specialist on Goodwill’s Risk Team.

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