Goodwill Stories

Goodwill Stories

Stories Behind the Store

By donating and shopping at Goodwill stores you help create opportunities for personal and professional growth for people with challenging life circumstances.

Many people think of Goodwill as a chain of thrift stores or a place to take stuff they no longer need. Goodwill sells donated items to fund workforce development services offered to community members who need extra help to enter or re-enter the job market due to a circumstance or barrier. Our job training model is person-centered and based on an individual’s goals and abilities. Every person has a story and there are countless stories behind every Goodwill store.

On this page, we are honored to share a few of the thousands of success stories of how work has the power to transform lives.