About Us

Goodwill® works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.

Goodwills are innovative, flexible and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training, employment placement services and other community programs by selling donated clothes and household items at Goodwill retail stores and online.

In 2012, Goodwill's 165 agencies in the U.S. and Canada helped 4.2 million people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and health care, to name a few - and get the supporting services they needed to be successful, such as English language training, additional education, or access to transportation and child care.

Every 33 seconds of every business day, a person served by Goodwill earns a good job.

More than 216,000 people obtained meaningful employment in 2011 through their participation in Goodwill programs. These people went on to earn $3.62 billion in salaries and wages, and contributed to their communities as productive, tax-paying citizens.

Goodwills meet the diverse needs of people, including youth, seniors, veterans, immigrants, and people with disabilities, criminal backgrounds and other specialized needs.

Goodwill has earned the trust and support of 83 million donors in the United States and Canada.

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