Sheryl’s Shining Light is An Integral Part of the Rapid City Team

“Nothing is impossible if you keep going. It is all about moving forward and taking one day at a time. When I first started Goodwill, I had been out of the workforce for 3 years due to a stroke. It was hard for me because I have been stubborn my whole life and now, I had to change. I entered the Work Adjustment Program* at Goodwill where Jill assigned me to work in the retail store cleaning up dressing rooms, helping with Job Fairs, and supporting the Shoe and Mitten Program, as needed.

One of the significant lessons I learned during the program is not to get so excited and let it go. Someone is there to help when I need it. I completed the Work Adjustment Program about a year ago and was hired to work as a Retail Associate in the store. I am excited to be involved in other parts of the store. I would like to change it up what I do every once in a while. I love working at Goodwill. They have been good to me.”

Jill, Program Manager added, “Sheryl is really happy doing what she does in the store right now. I’ve seen so many good changes in her and I just hope for more and more!”

*Work Adjustment Program is a 6–12-week program for individuals over 18 years of age teaching soft-skill development and employment readiness serving individuals with brain injury, physical injury, and cognitive disabilities, and health challenges. 

GEM Award Winner-Demico

Congrats to Demico, Retail Associate at our Sioux Falls Norton store, on receiving the GEM award. GEM Awards are giving to Team Members who go the extra mile and demonstrate excellent customer service, superb team excellence, process improvement and Goodwill spirit. Nominated by Klari, Job Center Representative “Demico goes the extra mile by making sure everyone is having a good day. If you ask him to look for something specific he will take the time to look for it. Demico always has a smile on his face and has positive words for everyone

GEM Award Winner-Oscar

Congrats to Oscar, Assistant Manager, at our Aberdeen store on receiving the GEM award. GEM Awards are giving to Team Members who go the extra mile and demonstrate excellent customer service, superb team excellence, process improvement and Goodwill spirit. Nominated by Maria, Regional Manager “Oscar was in charge of the store in Lorrie’s absence. During this time Oscar maintained positive sales and did what needed to be done to keep the store running in the right direction. There was not one situation that arose during this time that Oscar was not in control of. The Aberdeen store is truly blessed to have Oscar on the team. I truly feel Oscar did an amazing job during Lorrie’s absence.

GEM Award Winner-Krystal

Congrats to Krystal, Retail Team Lead at Sioux City (W. 4th St.) store on receiving the GEM award. GEM Awards are giving to Team Members who go the extra mile and demonstrate excellent customer service, superb team excellence, process improvement and Goodwill spirit. Nominated by Vickie, Store Manager, Sioux City (W. 4th St.) “Krystal helps train new associates and helps bring in donations on holidays even though she has plans with family. She always volunteers when help is needed. She never calls in sick and is always up for a challenge”