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Commerce re  Shelly Goodwill
Shelley Riedel


Shelley Riedel, store Manager of Goodwill

I live in Hoisington.

Family members
I have a husband with three children and six Grandchildren.

I enjoy reading, fishing, the outdoors and spending time with the family.

What drew you to this work/service?
I like the people and what Goodwill stands for.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I like working with the community and the customers.

How has it changed since you first began?
The way we do merchandising has changed.

What changes do you anticipate in the next 5-10 years?
Guidelines and the company growing is what I think will change most in the next 5-10 years.

Every now and then people need help to get through those tough times. One local business people can go to for the help they need is Goodwill.
“Goodwill is like a treasure hunt; you never know what you will find or who you will help everyday,” Store Manager Shelley Riedel said. “This makes the job fulfilling and it makes it a very busy place to work at.”
Goodwill offers many different programs that cater to the needs of the community.
They offer vouchers for foster kids and assistance for Woman in need. Goodwill works with Great Bend High School offering students an opportunity to build job skills. Goodwill also sponsors jobs fairs and works closely with the Family Crisis Center.  
Goodwill offers a vocational rehabilitation program where people can come in and work and get an work assessment done. The wages are paid by the state, and when the assessment is done if Goodwill has a job position open it will offer that job to that person.The assessment is four weeks long and the person  will work four hours a day. Goodwill is not like most businesses. It works on donations from the community and 90 percent of the merchandise stays within Barton County.

Goodwill mission
Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.

Goodwill at a glance
According to Goodwill, it meets the needs of all job seekers, including programs for youth, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, criminal backgrounds and other specialized needs.
Last year, Goodwill helped more than 26.4 million people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and health care, to name a few, and get the supporting services they needed to be successful in
English language training, additional education or access to transportation and child care.