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Riverfest Event To Benefit Goodwill Of Kansas

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Goodwill of Kansas is throwing a Cajun food event at the Wichita Riverfest. The effort benefits the agency’s job training and education programs for people with disabilities and educational barriers.

Nearly 100 Goodwill volunteers will serve up about 3000 cajun meals at Riverfest in downtown Wichita. Molly Fox, vice president of marketing for Goodwill, says proceeds from the Cajun Food Fest will help disabled workers develop their skills at Goodwill's day service programs.

"They work for minimum wage or higher, and while they’re here, they're learning important job skills that you and I might take for granted. The actual process of working, you know, double-checking their work, making sure they are focused on what they are doing," Fox says. "We have a variety of levels of difficulty for individuals based on their ability."

Fox says a good portion of the funding goes to help people with educational barriers by offering classes through a GED completion program. Goodwill's retail stores and online sales also help.

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Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

 
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