Media Advisory - Goodwill begins rebuilding after Etobicoke store fire

    TORONTO, Nov. 16 /CNW/ -

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    WHAT:        Update on plans to rebuild the Goodwill Community Store at
                 4795 Dundas St. W. at Islington, in Etobicoke,
                 which was destroyed by fire Sunday, October 28, 2007

    WHEN:        Monday, November 19, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.

    WHERE:       Goodwill Community Store,
                 4795 Dundas St. at Islington, in Etobicoke

    WHO:         Dr. Ken Connelly, President and CEO of Goodwill
                 Mitzie Hunter, Vice President of External Relations,

    WHY:         To update the community and media on Goodwill's plans to
                 rebuild its Community Store in Etobicoke. Through monetary
                 donations and donated goods, Goodwill creates work
                 opportunities and skills development for people facing
                 serious barriers to employment in the Etobicoke community.
                 RBC Royal Bank has kick-started the rebuilding initiative
                 with a $10,000 contribution from RBC Foundation.

    Photo Op:    Mitzie Hunter will be available for comments, interviews and
                 photos at the Temporary Mobile Donation Centre on site.
                 Donors and customers will also be on site.

    About Goodwill

    Since 1935, Goodwill's mission is to create work opportunities and skills
development for people facing serious barriers to employment, including
persons with disabilities, youth at risk, the chronically unemployed,
Aboriginal people and newcomers to Canada. Our Community Stores sell a wide
variety of donated goods, the revenues from which create jobs at Goodwill,
giving people much-needed paid work experience.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Mitzie Hunter, VP External
Relations, Tel: (416) 815-4751, Email:; Audrey Kim,
Corporate Affairs Specialist, Tel: (416) 815-4767, E-mail:

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