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Goodwill shy $3.8 million of $14.5 million campaign goal

Tony LaRussa
| Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Since beginning a campaign to operate its programs, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania has hit nearly 75 percent of its $14.5 million target through donations from corporations and foundations and the sale of its former headquarters.

Officials now hope that people will help the social-service agency reach its goal.

"This fundraising drive is vitally important to expanding Goodwill's ability to serve people throughout our region," said Michael J. Smith, president and CEO of the nonprofit.

"The number of people who need our help is increasing steadily, and Goodwill must grow in order to serve the changing needs of our community. We are asking everyone to help make this campaign a success," Smith said.

Goodwill began raising money in spring 2010 and has accepted about $4.2 million from foundations and corporations, said David J. Tobiczyk, Goodwill's vice president of marketing and development.

The organization raised $6.5 million by selling a seven-story building along East Carson Street in the South Side Flats, he said.

Additional Information:

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Make donations to Goodwill's capital campaign online at www.goodwillswpa.org .

Or, mail to:

Goodwill Renews!

Goodwill of SWPA

Robert S. Foltz Building

118 52nd St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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