At the heart of our mission are work oriented training programs. Dating back to the 1950′s, our programs are accredited and professionally designed to help people overcome personal barriers to employment. Barriers to employment have traditionally meant physical, mental, emotional, social, behavioral, and learning disabilities. But now we include extended time away from the workforce, homelessness, criminal history, illiteracy and welfare dependency.
The collection, processing and resale of good quality donations of clothing, furniture, computers, and household items provide not only employment for many dedicated men and women but supports the mission through the revenue generated by the retail sales. Donations, if not of a quality to be sold, are recycled.
For many years this division of Goodwill has provided janitorial services to private sector as well as state and federal projects. By contracting with local industries to perform a variety of janitorial services, we provide jobs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment – one more way Goodwill works to strengthen our community. Contract services now perform auto detailing with steam cleaning technology. They can also clean solar panels.