Paul’s Story -

Paul’s Story

Paul, age 52, worked for Goodwill for twenty-seven years in Goodwill’s Donated Goods Program. When Paul came to Goodwill he could barely speak and when he did, you could often not understand him. Quiet, reserved and often overwhelmed by interactions with others, his family feared that he was destined to live a life of isolation, misunderstood because of his disability. Goodwill offers a place to work and a place to belong, giving his single-mother peace of mind, but more importantly the ability for her to go out and earn an income to provide for their family.