10/10/2012, 9:34 a.m.
Longtime Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries employee Manny Debrito of Roxbury was recently named a recipient of the Hartl Award, which is given annually to a staff member who best exemplifies the Goodwill mission.
Debrito, who has been with Goodwill for more than 11 years, is a driver and handles many of Goodwill’s large corporate donations. Debrito was given the award in the employee category.
“Manny is a true advocate for the Goodwill mission,” said Joanne K. Hilferty, president and CEO of Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries. “Manny handles all of his pick-ups with courtesy, professionalism and a smile.”
The Hartl Award is named after Dr. Emil Hartl, who was the director of rehabilitation for Goodwill and the founder and director of the Charles Hayden Goodwill Inn School, a shelter for troubled youth.
“I love my work at Goodwill,” said Debrito. “In a way, I’m the face of Goodwill for many of our donors so I always do my best to make a good impression.”
For more than a century, Goodwill has provided job training programs and partnered with the business community to provide meaningful work opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to self-sufficiency.