The Story Behind The Store
“There are so many opportunities out there if you are just willing to go after them.” – CHRISTINA
At Goodwill, Christina acquired skills and set goals to become a legal assistant for a local attorney. Today her job and support from Goodwill helps her make good choices.
At 27, Christina found the resolve to overcome “a series of bad choices” that began with leaving home at only 13. She dropped out of high school and associated with people who brought drugs and physical abuse into her life. Christina’s lowest point was when she lost custody of her oldest daughter. The judge’s decision gave her the wake-up call to make radical lifestyle changes and provide stability for her four kids.
At Goodwill, she acquired skills and set goals to become a legal assistant for a local attorney. Today her job and support from Goodwill helps her make good choices. Whenever and where ever she can, she shares her story to help other people find their path to self-sufficiency.
On April 15, 2015, Christina presented before legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill about her Goodwill experience and asking for federal support of workforce development programs — the first Southern Oregon Goodwill graduate to ever take that bold step. We’re incredibly proud of her accomplishments.
2013 GOODWILL GRADUATE OF THE YEAR, JOSEPHINE COUNTY