Giving Tuesday is a dare to all of us to focus on what matters. After a long weekend of snagging deals and filling carts with junk, Tuesday is a challenge to give away a portion of what we’ve spent on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Sometimes this means choosing a nonprofit that can help others through a donation. Other times, it means volunteering, working hands-on to build a better world. One local Bellingham organization in particular is asking for your help this Giving Tuesday.
You can support the Bellingham Community by giving to the RE Store job training program.
The RE Store Community Jobs Training Program
What They Do
The RE Store started the Community Jobs Training program because they recognized a need in the community. In this harsh economic climate, it is difficult to find work without a job history.
Community Jobs Training takes in trainees with limited job prospects and very few options. Each trainee is assigned a mentor and works hands-on in the RE Store workshop. They develop new skills that can be turned into a profession. Donate here to help them take in more trainees.
In order to ensure they are providing equal access, the RE Store partners with multiple social justice organizations. They reach out to single parents and retirees who have come under hard times, youth entering the work force with no job history, ESL students, adults with disabilities, soldiers making the transition to civilian life, people with limited mobility due to injuries, and people with a history of incarceration, as well as anyone who would benefit from one-on-one job training.
How You Can Help
To make it all happen, the RE Store needs your support to provide gloves, boots, safety glasses, uniforms and industrial safety training for each new trainee. Each trainee graduates with the full set of supplies so they are ready to enter the work environment.
The training is different for each person, tailored to their skills and interests. It may include administration, marketing, customer service, salvage and deconstruction, woodworking, or building, repair, and anything else the RE Store can facilitate. No matter what the work is, it concentrates on rebuilding Bellingham, and on supporting the community where help is needed most.
If you are looking for something to support this Giving Tuesday, consider helping people with limited prospects in life to find stable, promising work with one-on-one job training. See more information on Community Jobs Training, or donate here.