January 25, 2010
Rotary International is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
Rotary International and Goodwill Industries International have an alliance to help thousands of people around the world find and keep good jobs. The cooperative relationship between Rotary International and Goodwill provides a way to collaborate and combine resources so that more can be achieved to pursue their common objectives in the area of employment and training for people with disabilities and those having a hard time finding employment.
Rotary International and Goodwill recognize the power of work and the critical role of employment and training both in building individual self-confidence, personal empowerment, and financial stability and in strengthening local communities and broad-based economies. Both organizations share a commitment to creating and expanding opportunities for steady jobs and reliable incomes for people who are having a hard time finding employment.