The Goodwill Industries Ben & Jerry's PartnerShop in downtown Detroit will hand out FREE 4 oz. ice cream cones to anyone who stops by Tuesday, March 23, as part of Free Cone Day. The PartnerShop, owned and operated by Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, provides paid work experiences for Southeast Michigan youth with barriers to employment.
PartnerShop employees receive training in resume-building and personal skills development, helping them gain important skills to prepare for their future. Proceeds from the PartnerShop support Goodwill Industries training and career development programs.
Also launching during Free Cone Day is the PartnerShop’s special offers through Foursquare.com, a location-based social network that offers businesses the chance to reward repeat and loyal customers. Ice cream fans will be able to check-in from their phone at Ben & Jerry’s online venue on Foursquare.com, and will be offered a free small cone for every fifth virtual check-in. Users holding the virtual title of mayor (the Foursqure user with the most check-ins at the specific location) will receive a 10 percent discount on any order.
In the past two years of the organization’s nearly 90-year history, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has placed more than 2,000 Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County individuals into new jobs and provided education, training and career assistance to thousands more in the region.
"It's a great thing to see these young adults, who have overcome so much, laughing, smiling and even singing while handing out the free cones," said Lorna G. Utley, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. "The PartnerShop exists to prepare them for successful careers. It also supports our efforts to help Metro Detroiters become trained, trusted and ready to work."
Time & Location:
Tuesday, March 23, noon to 6 p.m.
1014 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, in the Compuware building at Campus Martius