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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Goodwill Industries, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Job Training

Mission: The mission is to support individuals and families who are working to better their lives. The vision is to spread goodwill across our communities by anticipating needs and collaborating with others to give individuals and families opportunities to achieve independence.

Programs: Goodwill industries of central illinois (goodwill ci) is one of 165 community based goodwill agencies in the u. S. And canada and a member of goodwill industries international. Goodwill ci received 243,000 donations of clothing and housewares in 2014. Donated items are sold at discount prices in 11 retail stores operated throughout the 21 county territory. Proceeds from retail store sales support 317 jobs in the donated goods/retail program and create funding for goodwills other community-based programs. Other programs operated in 2014 include job skills training, veterans services, and youth services. These free goodwill ci community programs served 3,744 participants in 2014.

goodwill industries of central illinois operates the general wayne a. Downing home for veterans. The downing home is a 10- bedroom permanent supportive housing unit for homeless u. S. Military veterans with an honorable discharge and a diagnosed disability. 15 veterans lived in the home during 2014.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been affiliated with Goodwill for the past six years. This organization does great things to help the under-employed find better paying jobs. They have serveral free training classes from forklift training to enhancing your resume. Additionally, this Goodwill supports our veterans through free training and through providing a place to live at their veteran's home. This is a great organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been around the Goodwill Industires of Central Illinois since I was a young child. Now I am older and can say that this Goodwill has done nothing but improve. Most of their stores have gone through a reconstruction and now look better than ever. Also, they provide classes for anyone to help improve their computer skills and become job ready. Doing this is helping so many people in such a hard time. Seeing a company do great things like this makes me a very proud customer knowing that the money I am giving them is going to a great cause. Each store has extremely friendly staff and as well as their Administration office. Each time I have had questions or comments they have been very helpful and knowledgeable. I want to thank them for giving me such a great store to shop at and doing such great to their community. Homeless Veterans are another big problem that they are helping with. This Goodwill has the Goodwill Veterans Re-Entry Program which helps homeless veterans get another chance at life. They just held a Stand Down and provided 100+ homeless veterans with food, supplies, clothing and plenty of help on ways they can help turn their life around. I say that this Goodwill should be a TOP candidate to be accepted into the Top NonForProfit Agency.