Although Tonya Johnson has an extreme visual impairment, she and her family never let her disability get in the way of her dreams. Tonya wanted to work, but found that there are few organizations that support adults with disabilities to find a job. She then found Goodwill and began working through Goodwill’s Community Employment Program. She’s learned about money management and has experienced the responsibilities and empowerment that comes with a job. The results have been astonishing.
Every year Goodwill honors four individuals and one community leader because of their inspiring stories and involvement with Goodwill programs. http://bit.ly/1LA9FYv
The Goodwill Power of Work Luncheon has been described by attendees as “the most enjoyable and inspirational business luncheon in Denver.” Hundreds of corporate and community leaders find inspiration every year in the stories of courageous individuals in Goodwill's career development programs and their perseverance on the path to success. The tie that binds all honorees is the fact that WORK (an opportunity, a job, a meaningful career) was the force that led them in the right direction.