Friday, December 20, 2019


CEO thành đạt chỉ tuyển dụng những người vô gia cư và lý do cảm động đằng sau

                                                                 (Ảnh: Reuters).

Đại Kỷ Bguyên/ Ngọc Mai- Drew Goodall hiện là CEO thành đạt của  công ty đánh giày  Drew ở London, Anh nhưng cách đây không lâu, anh từng là một người vô gia cư phải sống lang bạt trên đường phố. 

Drew không quên chặng đường khó khăn mà anh phải vượt qua để có được thành công hôm nay, anh muốn giúp đỡ những người cũng chịu cảnh không nhà như anh từng trải qua. Hiện tại công ty Drew có chi nhánh ở các tòa văn phòng khắp thành phố London, anh thuê nhiều người vô gia cư, hoặc những người nghèo khó, kém may mắn đến làm việc cho công ty của mình. Ngoài ra, Drew cũng đóng góp một phần tiền lương của mình để làm từ thiện.

                           Drew Goodall của quá khứ (ảnh chụp màn hình).
Giống như một vòng tuần hoàn của lòng tốt, Drew giúp đỡ người khác và khách hàng của anh cũng vui vẻ khi biết sử dụng dịch vụ đánh giày của Sunshine Shoeshine sẽ giúp đỡ cho những người vô gia cư. Điều này lại tiếp thêm sức mạnh và hy vọng cho những nhân viên của Drew.

From stage to shoe shines: the homeless actor helping others in London

Lee Mannion 

Drew Goodall, founder of Sunshine Shoeshine, photographed in London, February 2017
            LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As an actor in London, Drew Goodall was living his dream appearing alongside Brad Pitt and Hugh Grant in films and on stage until he suffered a severe loss of confidence and lost all work, his home and ended up living on the streets.
For about six months in 2001, Goodall was homeless, begging for food and fending off attacks by drunks.
But Goodall, now 43, said he came across a way to turn his life around when a commuter who spoke to him regularly suggested he try shining shoes to earn a living.
Using some of the money accrued from begging, he bought a brush and a tin of polish and headed into London’s financial district to shine shoes.
Without a license to trade on the street, he initially had to keep an eye out for the authorities who would move him on. But after six months, one of his regulars suggested he come and offer shoe shines inside the office where he worked.
His business grew as he moved his services into more banks and financial institutions and in 2012 he set up Sunshine Shoeshine as a social enterprise to help other people who were disadvantaged or found themselves on the street like he had.
For the numbers of homeless are rising, according to the homelessness charity Crisis, which said 4,134 people slept rough across England on any given night in 2016 - a 16 percent increase on 2015 and more than double the amount in 2010.
Goodall now employs eight people - some formerly homeless and some disadvantaged - as shoe shiners who work in more than 50 businesses a week and he gives a proportion of the company’s annual turnover of about 250,000 pounds ($330,000) to charity.
“It came organically. I didn’t set up to, in my own way, try to change the world,” Goodall, dressed in smart three piece suit, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“There is no magic button for homelessness. It’s something that will always be there ... (but) just giving someone some time, talking to them, that goes a long way to finding a solution to homelessness.”
Goodall said he has helped about 40 people to turn around their lives since 2012 as well as letting the companies where his shiners work choose a charity for five percent of profits.
“To date we have given in excess of 20,000 pounds ($26,000),” said Goodall, who took a degree in acting before appearing in London’s West End theaters as well as in the 2000 crime thriller “Snatch” and the 2002 comedy drama “About a Boy”.
He said scathing theater reviews destroyed his confidence and that stopped his acting career.
“I didn’t want to face my parents. When I left home I was the big hope. I couldn’t face the ignominy of having to go back with my tail between my legs,” said Goodall.
He said this unwillingness to ask for help because of a feeling of failure is common among the homeless.
Drew Goodall, the founder of social enterprise Sunshine Shoeshine with employee Alan Walton, London, May 2017
Goodall said he was pleased to find his clients appreciated being able to help people with their purchase of a shoeshine - and this could also be a major boost to his workers’ confidence.
“Often it’s transformative. It gives people a sense of purpose, something to get up for in the morning,” Goodall said.

 How a homeless actor turned his life around by shining shoes


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