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OneMain Financial collecting clothing
Project to benefit area Goodwill
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OneMain Financial is providing area residents the opportunity to support their community during its customer appreciation days.

Throughout the month of May, the OneMain Financial branches in Savannah, Hinesville, Statesboro, Brunswick, Jesup and Vidalia will collect clothing donations to help support the mission of Goodwill. Local donations will benefit Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire.

“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.”

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 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,” Vice President of Donated Goods Coni Curtas said.  “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 channels 82 percent of its total revenue directly into education and career services. In the Coastal Empire and throughout the region, 88 percent 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.

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