Local seniors received some holiday cheer earlier today. As part of the annual Golden Angel program, Palmetto Goodwill visited the Charleston Area Senior Center downtown to serve a hot meal, sing carols and hand out blankets and clothing vouchers.
Working with the Department of Social Services and several other local agencies, Goodwill identifies seniors throughout the community in need of assistance. In total though this year’s program, Goodwill served more than 1,100 deserving senior citizens throughout lower South Carolina.
Senior citizens face many challenges on a fixed income with the rising cost of food, affordable housing and overall cost of living. Many seniors struggle to make ends meet, often giving up basic necessities to pay for medications. The Golden Angel program has been making the holidays brighter for local seniors for a decade.
Palmetto Goodwill is a not-for-profit social service organization whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. More than 90 percent of Goodwill’s revenue goes to fund mission related services. Goodwill serves their mission by providing career counseling, job training, and other employment related programs to people with barriers to employment.
Last year, Goodwill placed 1,934 people into new jobs and provided services for more than 57,000 people. For more information about Goodwill’s programs and services, please visit palmettogoodwill.org or find them on Facebook and Twitter.