Goodwill® Announces Recognition of 2014 National Volunteer Week
Local volunteers encouraged to celebrate power of volunteerism
Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. announced plans to celebrate National Volunteer Week, a time dedicated to demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.
Goodwill understands the value of volunteering and encourages and offers incentives to its employees who donate their time to other organizations in the community. During this week, Goodwill will be offering appreciation to all of its volunteers.
Goodwill also plans to begin the celebration of National Volunteer Week by participating in the UNL Big Event. “This event helps bring awareness to community service and shows Lincoln how simple it is to start volunteering” says Amanda Herndon, Communications Director for Goodwill. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln more than 2,500 students, faculty, and staff will volunteer and give thanks to Lincoln this spring as part of The Big Event. The organization is entirely student-run and funded by donations from the community. As described in The Big Event’s core values, community is not simply viewed as a place to live but an opportunity to create meaningful relationships and give to something greater.
If you would like to volunteer at Goodwill individually or with a group please see www.lincolngoodwill.org for volunteer information. If interested in a group project please contact Amanda at (402) 438-2022 ext. 118 to assist in your project planning.
About National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week, a program of Points of Light, was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. This year Advil®, as part of the Advil® Relief in Action program, is the lead sponsor of National Volunteer Week. The Relief in Action campaign celebrates and enables active volunteers who don’t let pain stop them from helping others in need. During National Volunteer Week Advil® will be celebrating volunteers’ dedication to helping others, relieving the aches and pains that come with giving back, and encouraging others to join the movement.
This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the celebration, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers. With the fifth anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the creation of the Volunteer Generation Fund and President Obama’s resonant call to serve this year will be even more inspiring.
For more information regarding the Advil® Relief in Action campaign visit www.Advil.com/ReliefinAction, follow @ReliefinAction on Twitter and Instagram or like Advil® on Facebook.