Goodwill Offers Vouchers To Help Crime Victims

December 11, 2013

(Photo courtesy of Abby Verbosky/NPR)
In a previous NPR story, Portia Obeng searches the racks of Goodwill clothes at a trunk show in Caramel.

Goodwill of central Arizona is helping crime victims get back on their feet. The organization partnered with the Pinal County Attorney’s Office to donate vouchers for victims to use in stores. Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles said the department offers victims the assistance.

“It’s not necessarily a you get, you don’t. If you need it we give it to you," said Voyles. 

Goodwill has donated a total of $2,500 in vouchers since October. The company gave $1,250 in October to stores in Southern Pinal County. The second installment of the same amount this month includes Goodwill stores in all of Pinal County.  

Pinal is the only county in Arizona with the Goodwill victim voucher program, according to Pinal County Attorney's Office spokesperson Jim Knupp.