Goodwill

History binds Summerfield Methodist Church and Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin. In 1918, the founder of Goodwill – the Rev. Edgar J. Helms – was invited to speak to a Milwaukee meeting of Methodist men and women, among whom were members of the Gibson adult Sunday School Class of Summerfield Methodist Church.

Inspired by his presentation and holding the belief that Rev. Helm’s idea could help people in their community, members of the Summerfield congregation and other area leaders joined together to create a Milwaukee Goodwill Industries. They achieved that goal in October 1919.

Learn about this storied history and see where your Goodwill is today nearly 100 years later. Presenting is Jackie Hallberg, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and John L. Miller, retired CEO.

Sunday, August 18th, 10:30am @ Summerfield UMC

Watch the Goodwill story: You Donate. We Train. People Work.