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Gov. Hickenlooper to sign bill making Goodwill a Checkoff Colorado charity
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Gov.  Hickenlooper to sign bill making Goodwill a Checkoff Colorado charity

On Wednesday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will sign House Bill 11-1097, making Goodwill one of just 15 non-profits Coloradans can choose to donate to on their state income tax return.  Checkoff Colorado is a program that allows taxpayers to make voluntary contributions to their favorite charitable organizations when they file their state income tax return.

During this time of economic need, allowing Coloradans to support Goodwill’s workforce development programs by making a voluntary contribution on their state income tax returns will have tremendous return and economic benefit across the state.

As the second largest human services non-profit in the state of Colorado, Goodwill provides critical job-readiness training for at-risk youth, struggling adults and individuals with disabilities. Goodwill also employs nearly 1,000 employees – empowering the citizens of Colorado through employment.  As a retailer of gently used goods, Goodwill keeps more than 55, 000 pounds of goods out of landfills each year.  All of the good Goodwill does in the state of Colorado is due to the generosity of Coloradans.

“Coloradans can now support our workforce development community programs via the wonderful Checkoff Colorado program,” says Goodwill Industries of Denver CEO Jesse Wolff. “Next year we hope Coloradans will remember Goodwill and our mission if they choose to donate part of their Colorado state tax refund when filing.  It really makes a difference to us.”

Representative Mark Barker and Senator Lucia Guzman, both supporters of Goodwill and its mission sponsored HB 11-1097.

To learn more about Goodwill Industries of Denver and its programs, please visit http://www.goodwilldenver.org/.

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