Goodwill Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County – Relief

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AreYouANonprofit: Yes

Legal-name: Goodwill Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County

Previous-name: Goodwill

Address: 800 W. Pacific Coast Hwy

City: Long Beach

State: CA

Zip: 90806

Tax-id: 951644017

Organizational-status: 501(c)(3)


Officer: Janet McCarthy, President and CEO

Annual: $24,296,766

ContactName: Janet McCarthy

Title: President and CEO

Tel-952: 5624353411

SecondaryPhone: 5627551137


GrantPurpose: To purchase material handling equipment needed to reinstate employees who will process donations being dropped off and ransacked at our closed stores.

TotalCost: $160,000

Requestedamount: $8,750

Periodoftime: Immediately

Audienceserved: Low income: Goodwill employees, unemployed program participants , individuals experiencing homelessness

Demoofaudience: Low income, ethnically diverse adults inclusive of Goodwill employees.

Numberofserved: 1,991

District: District 1 District 2 District 4 District 6 District 7 District 8

Funding: Immediately

1. What disaster recovery service have already been provided? : Goodwill maintained its employee payroll from the onset of the mandated closure through April 3, 2020, which provided income, for critical expenses, and access to medical benefits for employees who could not work from home after the mandated closure of our facilities.

Goodwill is helping its employees to navigate systems of public assistance by performing due diligence to help
them determine if they meet the requirements to get assistance from the Employment Development Department
or Federal relief programs.

Goodwill has converted its computer classroom into a social distancing compliant environment, where four
people per session, can get directed guidance from a Goodwill instructor to complete job applications online. Employers hiring now include, but are not limited to, Cambrian Home Care, CVS Pharmacy, Ralphs, Vons, and Lowe’s. The focus population for this service is Long Beach Multi Service Center clients who are experiencing homelessness and Goodwill employees who are not able to work from home. Other companies that are hiring across multiple sectors include aerospace, advanced manufacturing, construction, utilities, healthcare, government/public and non-profit sectors. Access to the new “Job Club” is by appointment on Tuesdays and
Thursdays, with two sessions per day.

For our low-income training program participants, whose training was disrupted, Goodwill is in the process of getting approval to offer online Certified Nurse Assistant coursework, which will enable them to complete their classroom training, advance to the hands-on clinical phase of the program, and ultimately achieve the State certified healthcare credentials that they aspire to, and which qualify them for employment that lifts them out of poverty.

2. What additional services, above your standard operations, will be conducted with this grant funding?: Goodwill is a social enterprise that relies on material goods donations from the community. Those donations
are processed and sold in our retail stores, which in turn affords us the ability to fund our mission of moving
people out of poverty through work and further to economic self-sufficiency. Last year alone we processed over 15 million pounds of donations.

Mission Statement: Goodwill partners with the community, transforming donated goods into job training, education, and placement services, for individuals with barriers to employment.

Purpose Statement: Goodwill SOLAC makes a commitment to provide vocational educational and training
programs and services based on the needs of the community and the financial resources of the organization.

Vision Statement: We value all people and believe that work is essential to life. We support diversity, inclusion,
and an individual’s transition to family-sustaining employment.

This grant funding will integrate our mission with our own workforce of over 300 employees, many of whom are minimum wage earners. Going above standard operations, we are offering our employment services to our own employees, to help them sustain economic self-sufficiency, through ongoing employment with Goodwill, or with other employers who are currently hiring.

This funding will assist in maintaining a safe and health community. We are in need of additional equipment to manage and transport donations being left at our closed stores to and from our processing centers. Each full “gaylord”, the material handling equipment that will be purchased with this grant funding, converts to approximately $375 at a fill rate of approximately 100 times annually. The requested 25 gaylords, annualized equate to approximately $937,500 in revenues. It is projected, over the course of a year this figure would assist:

840 Low Income Individuals to enter a Goodwill Training Program
634 Low Income Individuals to complete a Goodwill Training Program
233 Low Income Individuals to complete Financial Literacy Program
284 Low Income Individuals to be placed into competitive employment

What individuals (and/or organizations) will you assist? 3: Recovering from the disruption of COVID-19 will focus on getting our truck drivers, store, and
production employees back on the job. A skeleton crew will begin immediately. This is crucial, as commercial operations of the Goodwill social enterprise provide 84% of the organization’s annual revenue in a $24 million budget. In our role as a leading community based organization, Goodwill is an active partner with the Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network (PGWIN) and participates in the Long Beach Community Partners group, a taskforce recently formed to address the workforce impact caused by COVID-19. In fulfillment of our purpose and vision, Goodwill will be ready to place its direct job placement services and job training services and expertise into action to assist employers in meeting their workforce needs and to assist the local economy as it recovers.

Q4. What other disaster recovery funds have you received? What amount? : EDD Work Share Program – approved
CARES ACT Loan – approved for $2,245,180.00

5. What other disaster recovery funds have you applied for? : SBA Payroll Protection Program (PPP) applied for on April 3, 2020.
Additional data was submitted on April 4, and April 13, 2020, as requested.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application was submitted on March 27 in the amount of $2,000,000.

The above submissions are now on hold awaiting additional small business loan funding.

Locally, a line of credit request against our investment account has been submitted