Over the course of 50 years, Northwest Center has collected tens of millions of pounds of clothing and household items; utilizing 30+ trucks, hundreds of collection bins, and more than 75 staff members. “Our partnership with Value Village has given Northwest Center a sustainable source of funding that lets us design original and impactful programs for the community. We look forward to celebrating our partnership in 2017 and beyond,” said Ty Taylor, Chief Operating Officer at Northwest Center.
The partnership has continued to evolve and for years Value village has hired employees for their stores with disabilities through Northwest Center. Value Village first employed workers who performed their tasks with the guidance of an on-site Northwest Center job coach. Today, the company regularly hires individuals through Northwest Center to work in a variety of positions.
As the partnership continues to grow, so will Northwest Center and Value Village’s ability to make a positive impact throughout WA State.