Bridgepointe Services And Goodwill Industries Of Southern Indiana, Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training, Health

Location: 1329 Applegate Lane P.O. Box 2488 Clarksville IN 47131 USA

Mission:

Serving children, adults and our community through the power of donated goods.


Geographic areas served: Southern Indiana
Programs: Services provided in the southeastern region on Indiana include a medical program providing adult and pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapies, audiology and clinical child psychology services. Career Services provides office skills training and job placement. Early Education Services provide children with disabilities the opportunity to play and learn side-by-side with typically developing children. Childcare Program, youth summer camp for disadvantaged middle-to-high school age. Revenue from 11 Goodwill stores help support these programs and services.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Each time we visit a donation center the services is excellent. The staff is always very friendly and willing to help. Seeing people who enjoy their companys mission is great! I didnt know for the longest time, exactly how donating gently used items helped others, until I found out about the services that Goodwill Bridgepointe Services offer. They really provide the necessary tools for people to better themselves!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Cousin of mine, used the onsite rehad facility

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Advise more people they are more than just a donation center, and provide some excellent services.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is great that all you need to do is pull up and someone comes out and helps you unload your car. They make it so easy to do.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Just through donated items at this point.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not make any changes.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Serving on their board. Attending the annual employee recognition banquet and getting to know the people who work at this organization

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Always friendly and polite. Very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help so many more people.

Ways to make it better...

I would not change a thing.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting more people to use the facility.

One thing I'd also say is that...

They have the best staff at this organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Goodwill BridgePointe Services provides essential services to our community. From their pediatric programs, of which my son was helped tremendously, to career services,the children's academy and the stores that provide low cost clothing and other items that also help to fund the many worthy programs. We are donors and supporters of this wonderful organization and support their continued success in the many communties they impact.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the children and adults helped.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

endow them with the $$$ to do more of what they currently do.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people involved as well as those that are impacted by the programs

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Outstanding and dedicated individuals

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide the services and facilities to help many more of those in need

Ways to make it better...

I could do more

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the economy and govt regulations

One thing I'd also say is that...

we need this organization in our community

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Goodwill BridgePoine Services does so much for the community. They receive thousands of donations of clothing and household goods that they make available to the community through sales at their retail stores. They also provides child cares services and career development. They have programs for children with special needs. When I make donations, I am received by employees that are courteous and caring. The stores are so well organized and stocked. The employees are so dedicated and caring they really make the difference.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Donations and purchases from the stores.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being able to give my time back to the community through a very high quality organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Outstanding.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand services to the community through child services programs located throughout the region.

Ways to make it better...

None

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The economy.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I learned so much by being involved!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Goodwill Bridgepointe is a great asset to Southern Indiana. This organization serves children, adults and our community by all of us who donate our items to them. They also offer a program that distributes vouchers to agencies to be used in their stores. What a great resource!! The staff are always friendly and helpful, from the drop off location to inside the store. I love shopping at the number of stores in Southern Indiana. I suggest the next time you want to go on a shopping spree, you stop by and see the great items offered. To all of us who want to have a friendly "green" environment, this organization is recycling daily. Hats off to all those involved with Goodwill Bridgepointe. Excellent job!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways from shopping to donoring items.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

recycling every day.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful and friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve many people in our community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

We all know about a Goodwill store in our neighborhood. Yes we have all donated our "stuff" that just sits around the house, and yes we have actually purchased some other people's "stuff" in the Goodwill store. Until 12 years ago what I did not know was how valuable that "stuff" was... yes, your "stuff" brings in thousands of dollars that are in turn used to help those individuals in our community with disadvantages. Every dollar makes a difference. I would encourage you to not only look at the Goodwill store, but to inquire about the services that are provided everyday to children and adults with disadvantages.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

... receiving services.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

... the difference it makes in the lives of people in our community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

... caring and involved.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I buy from and donate to Goodwill all the time. I am perform with several theatre companies in the Greater Louisville area and have found Goodwill to be a great resource for costumes and jewelry for the stage. In March I was in a production playing an 80 year old woman and found the perfect dress, shoes and hat for the character. My son told me I gave so many things to Goodwill that I might as well just take the bags from the department store directly to Goodwill because they'd end up there eventually anyway. This Christmas I found the perfect gift for my 14 year old granddaughter at my Goodwill store in Jeffersonville, IN. I saw a silver jewelry box that was all tarnished and black. Inside was perfect, like new. In addition, there was a music box inside which worked perfectly. It was $2.00. I took it home and polished it with silver polish and it was absolutely beautiful with a soft lusterous patina. She loved it. Two years ago I found a pale yellow London Fog Raincoat that looked new. It fit me perfectly so I bought it for $10. This year I did some Christmas shopping there and everyone was so nice and helpful. I love Goodwill.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Buying clothing items and costumes for myself and surprise "finds" for gifts.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It's fun to go in and look around. People are friendly and helpful. Last December I found a short silver jacket that looked brand new. It was perfect for the holidays.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very polite, friendly and helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build more stores, offer more services,

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with Goodwill BridgePointe Services for many years, but most recently as a volunteer for their Holiday Raffle at Green Tree Mall. Goodwill BridgePointe is a great place to volunteer as they are organized, effective in reaching the community, and always very appreciative.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make an even bigger impact on the community and be limitless on the possibilities given to the members of the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful organization that provides services to many adults and children. I have personally witnessed an adult receive services and prosper within a new job developed by this organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help more children and adults prosper.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I had the pleasure of helping this organization expand services to children with autism and their families by writing grants and planning programs. Goodwill Bridgepointe coordinates an array of resources to assist parents in finding the best treatment for their children, ranging from preschool to therapies to education about autism. It is especially unique that the income produced from sales in their Goodwill Stores provides funding for children with special needs. The Goodwill Stores income combined with community grants and funding creates a one stop center for children with special needs. Goodwill Bridgepointe is a special place. Because of my past experience with them, I am also a regular donor.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a past employee and now a donor.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

insure that more people in the community realized what a rare gem they have in Goodwill Bridgepointe. Most communities do not have such well-rounded services available in one spot.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fact that the ccommunity and board of directors strongly support the organization's mission.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very caring people, extending themselves to the fullest to insure that people with disabilities have the best possible opportunties.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

add some specialized services and equipment to further assist people with disabilities.

Ways to make it better...

I could have helped them raise more money while I was an employee.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

consistent funding and public awareness.

One thing I'd also say is that...

financial donations to Goodwill Bridgeointe and donations to the Goodwill Stores are used in a most ethical and efficient manner. Children receive treatment and care and later,when they are young adults, they can be assited in finding a job.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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