A unique fundraising initiative will pair up Biggby Coffee and Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit in an effort to fight unemployment in southeast Michigan.
The initiative, called “Dollars for Jobs – Pass It Forward,” runs Sunday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Sept. 30, and residents can help by adding their $1 to donation envelopes that can be found in the Sunday editions of local Detroit newspapers or downloaded online. Once their dollar is added, the envelope is to be continually passed on so others can do the same.
Once an envelope contains at least $25, they are to be return to one of 43 participating Biggby Coffee locations, where the returnee is then eligible for a special drink discount.
The , located at 22445 Michigan Ave. is participating.
The $25 in each envelope represents the approximate cost for Goodwill Industries to provide one day of job preparedness training and other support to an unemployed Metro Detroit resident.
“The unemployment crisis in our community can seem overwhelming ... and ‘Dollars for Jobs’ is the answer,” Goodwill of Greater Detroit President and CEO Lorna G. Utley said. “This program demonstrates that a small donation can create progress when combined with the efforts of our friends and neighbors.”
Metro Detroiters interested in supporting the “Dollars for Jobs – Pass It Forward” campaign can download an envelope or make a financial contribution directly and at www.dollarsforjobs.org.