Seattle Goodwill is a nonprofit organization maybe best recognized for its 24 retail stores in northwest Washington and its popular eBay for Charity store where bargains are found daily. But the organization’s true mission is to provide job training and basic education to people facing barriers to employment, “Because Jobs Change Lives.”
Lazon heard about the organization’s job training program over the loudspeaker during his many visits to the Seattle Goodwill store. One day he decided to learn more.
Seattle Goodwill not only provided Lazon with the training to build the job skills he needed, it opened the door to new economic opportunities when it hired him to provide customer service at their retail store.
Today, Lazon helps shoppers navigate the store, assists with questions and returns, and perhaps most importantly, Lazon is the voice on the loudspeaker telling Goodwill shoppers about the organization’s job training program.
With his new life taking shape, Lazon has some advice he plans to share with his now one-year-old daughter, Faith, as she grows.
“You can’t just wait for an opportunity to come into your lap. There’s an opportunity coming; you just got to look for it, and be prepared for it.”