Goodwill Manny Diaz, GW President & CEO David Landsberg, Gala Chair Rachel Sapoznik, Vice Chair Tony Argiz

In celebration of our 60th Anniversary, Goodwill South Florida will host its inaugural fundraising gala, “Craft Your Look” – an evening of Good Music, Good Fashion and Goodwill. Approximately 600 guests will feel like they stepped into a designer’s studio, filled with color, whimsy and creativity.

Enjoy Good Music, by the “Spirit of Goodwill”, an unforgettable unique band. Enjoy Good Fashion, with a dynamic fashion show featuring “Upcycled Looks” by Miami’s very own fashion designer, Rene Ruiz and “Repurposed Garments Styles” by Miami Fashion Students using pieces from our Goodwill stores highlighting the benefits of responsible and repurposed fashion. Enjoy Goodwill, with a silent auction, dinner and dancing. All proceeds to benefit people with disabilities and other barriers to work.

Rosary Plana, Brian Bilzin, board member Barbara Shrut, board member Michael Burnstine and Ana VeigaMilton

About Goodwill

Goodwill South Florida is a nonprofit organization that creates hope, opportunities & a place to belong for people with disabilities & other barriers to employment. We help those we serve increase productivity & move towards greater independence through our programs of job training, employment & job placement.

Our programs serve over 6,800 people each year, most of whom have a disability or other barrier to employment. Through evaluation & training, we place our trainees in positions in our community. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities, one person at a time.

South Florida has 3.7 million people who are in the employment pool in Miami-Dade & Broward counties. Are you aware that 82% of disabled people do not have a job? 457,000 people in Miami Dade & Broward counties have a Disability or Disorder. This difference can create challenges to finding & retaining work. Goodwill steps in & provides assistance.

The more support we have, the more people we are able to help. Goodwill South Florida still struggles with funding. Our challenges include business fluctuations, lack of support for our nonprofit vocational training programs, & acquiring enough seed money to launch new growth-focused businesses.

Can’t make it this year, save the date, Nov. 14, 2020 and we’ll see you next year.

For Sponsorship Opportunities contact Adele Lorenzo alorenzo@goodwillmiami.org