As “big check” presentations go, this one was big indeed.
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation on Wednesday presented Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region $90,000 to support the opening of a “blue boutique” retail store in Sumner.
“This grant award leverages new Goodwill retail operations to significantly increase job training opportunities in culinary, retail, custodial, office, landscaping, construction, warehouse and logistics fields in this region,” said Cree Zischke, JPMorgan Chase area vice president of global philanthropy.
“Thanks to our new partnership with the JPMorgan Chase Foundation we look forward to expanding our support to the unemployed in this region,” said Terry Hayes, regional Goodwill president and CEO, according to a release.
The presentation was made Wednesday morning at a current Goodwill “blue boutique” in Tacoma’s Proctor District. The specialty stores sell upscale merchandise that has been donated to the nonprofit.
The Sumner boutique - the third such specialty store managed by Goodwill in the region - is scheduled to open in May at 926 Main St.