Champions Tribute Award Winners
Lloyd Auten Achiever of the Year
Eddie Smith knew it was time to go back to work. He has been unable to work for eight years due to weakness in his legs resulting from a form of multiple sclerosis. But his body felt stronger and he knew he could do it. Through the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program, Eddie enrolled in Goodwill’s retail training program and earned his certification through the National Retail Federation.
With his finances stabilized and the support of his own family and another “family” at work, Eddie is feeling happy and healthy. "It felt like old times, going back to work!"