The Arc of Iowa embarked on a journey several years ago to help stabilize its ongoing financial resources and to build a training opportunity to give individuals with disabilities employable skills. Currently, we have been struggling through reduced sales related to Covid, have had increased costs due to Goodwill moving locations around and have only recently seen customers begin to return to retail stores where machines are located.
I am happy to report:
- Sales are improving
- Goodwill reports an increase in foot traffic at their stores
- Two machines with poor sales have been refurbished and moved
- The new machines on order are scheduled for delivery this month