I nside this issue: Success Story: Daniel E. Santiago, Jr.; Donation drive June 30; Golf Classic raised $13,000; Bank of America presents $5,000 grant; Budget class begins June 18.
Success Story: Daniel E. Santiago, Jr.
LaBelle High School graduate Daniel E. Santiago, Jr. has plans to someday live in a white house – THE White House .

Daniel started his own organization to get young people fired up about government and community-based organizations. Fittingly, it’s called “The LaBelle White House.”

Daniel, a political science major, struggled with a learning disability that clouded his ability to read and spell words correctly.

While in high school, he joined The Able Trust High School High Tech program, which is offered through Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. HSHT Coordinator Barbara Ramos encouraged him to enter a speech contest for students with disabilities.

He advanced to regional competition and represented the southern region of The Florida Able Trust. Representing both Hendry and Glades counties, he won the contest,

Daniel also had paid summer work experience with the Hendry County Sheriff's Department through the Hendry and Glades' Goodwill High School High Tech Program.

“If I could be in it still, I would. I got to meet kids from all around Florida. I realized I’m not the only one with disabilities, but our disabilities are not going to stop us from achieving our dreams.”
Daniel Santiago Jr
It's a Miracle! Donation Drive June 30
The next Goodwill Game Night is June 30 and includes a donation drive.

Bring your unwanted clothing and household items to the ballpark and drop them off at our donation collection event.

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Donation & Retail Stores are offering a voucher for two General Admission tickets to the Saturday game with any purchase.

That's right, ANY purchase from now through July 21 qualifies you for FREE admission for two -- that's an $18.00 Value!

See cashier at check-out for details. Previous purchases not included.

The final Goodwill Game Night is July 21. Games start at 6 p.m. Click for details.
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Goodwill Golf Classic raised $13,000
The 8th Annual Goodwill Golf Classic, benefiting the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation was a big success, raising more than $13,000.

Thank you to Sullivan Benefits, our Premier Sponsor, and dozens of other hole and beverage sponsors.

More than 80 golfers came out to support our mission by playing the tournament, held at Coral Oaks Golf Course in Cape Coral.
Golf Launcher
Bank of America Grants MicroEnterprise
Bank of America Foundation granted Goodwill's MicroEnterprise Institute $5,000 this month.

The funds will be used for MicroEnterprise Institute, Goodwill's small business training classes for budding entrepreneurs.

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Budget Class Begins at Cape Caring Center
Cape Coral residents may register for a free Family and Food Budget Class taught by AudreyMayrent, a Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida.

Classes will be offered 1-2 p.m. Mondays, beginning June 18 at the Cape Coral Caring Center, 4645 SE 15th Avenue. Each budget series runs 10 weeks.

The Caring Center is able to provide the space through a Cape Coral Community Foundation grant partnership.

For more information about upcoming classes, or to register, call Mayrent at (239) 823-7927 or register here .
Audrey Mayrent
Thank You to our 2018 Partners in Opportunity
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For more information about how you can become a Partner in Opportunity, contact Carolyn Johnson at (239) 995-2106, ext. 2247 or email her.
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