CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is celebrating "Five Decades Serving the Coastal Empire" with a series of events throughout October.
During the reception Thursday, there was a VIP fashion show, showcasing local designers who collaborated with the company.
"Well, we are thrilled. This is our golden anniversary. We have been in the Savannah area or the Coastal Empire for 50 years and so we wanted to have a big celebration and thank the community and all of our partners for everything that they've done to support us over the past 50 years, we couldn't do it without them," said Chief People Officer Tammie Blaha.
Last year, Goodwill provided services to nearly 10,0000 people and placed nearly 2,500 into the workforce through various programs offered throughout 33 counties in the coastal Georgia and South Carolina region.