Alabama Goodwill Industries / Pathways Partnership
09/17/2022

Pathways and Alabama Goodwill Industries (AGI) have established a collaborative relationship to make it easier for people to drop off donations

Online PR News – 17-September-2022 – Birmingham, AL – Pathways and Alabama Goodwill Industries (AGI) have established a collaborative relationship to make it easier for people to drop off donations that Pathways could not accept before. Now, the Goodwill Donation Drive-Thru located at 5113 Oporto-Madrid Blvd in Irondale will accept and process these donations, and Pathways will provide vouchers to those they serve that can be used to purchase items at the Goodwill store located at 2350 Green Springs Highway South in Birmingham.

"Pathways is excited to partner with Alabama Goodwill to provide the women we serve with essential items we don't have access to or have the space to store at our location. This partnership will allow for donors to directly impact Pathways, just in a different way. We often get requests to take furniture or clothing items that we can't accept. Now we can forward these individuals to drop off items at the Oporto-Madrid Goodwill location and their donations will impact both of our agencies. This reinforces our belief that when we come together, we can make an even bigger difference in our community," said Laurel Teel, Director of Development.

Last year, AGI, an organization that provides services for the Greater Birmingham area community members with barriers to employment, provided 23,481 services including job and life skills training, digital literacy and technical skills training, job preparation, job placement, coaching, and career development. Pathways, an organization that serves homeless women and children in Jefferson County served 24 mothers and 46 children and offered over 23,000 meals to women and children in need last year. These two organizations work toward the same mission of supporting and encouraging people to get back on their feet in the community and both organizations will benefit with each donation made through this partnership.

“We at Goodwill are very excited to partner with Pathways for the benefit of those we both serve! Our collaboration will result in increased and more effective service for women and children experiencing homelessness, and for those experiencing employment barriers in our community,” said President and CEO of Alabama Goodwill, David Wells.

About Alabama Goodwill Industries
Alabama Goodwill Industries (AGI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers employment opportunities, job placement and skills training for individuals in the community that are disabled and/or disadvantaged. Through funding partnerships and the sale of donated goods, AGI creates employment and training opportunities for those who have barriers to employment, helping them learn, develop, and grow to become self-sufficient, productive members of the community.

Incorporated in 1927, AGI is operated by a local, volunteer board of directors and recognized with GuideStar’s Silver Seal of Approval. When you donate to Goodwill, Goodwill creates jobs to process and sell those donations, and fund development programs for those in need. For more information or to find a Goodwill location near you, visit alabamagoodwill.org or call (205) 323-6331. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @alabamagoodwill

About Pathways
Pathways is the oldest, continuously operating agency in Birmingham, dedicated to serving homeless women and their children. Since 1985, Pathways has provided “wrap-around” services needed during daylight hours to assist homeless women in their return to a life of dignity and self-sufficiency. Today, Pathways continues to offer a range of services for homeless women and children through four programs: the Day Center, Safe Haven, Stepping Stones and Pathways Early Learning Center.