Repeat donors who bring their gently used clothes and household items to the Goodwill store on Murfreesboro Road can count on being greeted by Deontae’s smiling face, rain or shine.
The 25-year-old donations attendant is the longest-serving employee at the store, having been there five years. He graduated from Franklin High School in 2008 and then spent six months in Goodwill’s Transitional Employment Services Program.
His cheerful nature is as constant as his hard work and loyalty. He keeps his work area clean and tidy.
“I like doing donations,” he said.
Deontae has faced his share of struggles, however. In the summer of 2014, one of Deontae’s