Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Human Services

Location: 1325 S. Fourth Street Louisville KY 40208 USA

Mission: Founded in 1923 in Louisville, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky operates within 20 miles of 75 percent of all Kentuckians. Goodwill has 58 employment and training centers, operating as retail and donation centers, that provide a variety of job training and placement programs for people with disabilities or other disadvantages across the state.
Results: In its last fiscal year (10/1/09-9/30/10), Goodwill Industries of Kentucky placed 1,657 Kentuckians into jobs and paid more than $15 million in wages to people with disabilities or other disadvantages.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I am a donor. When I drove up to donate, the people were very friendly and helpful. Goodwill seems to have the most locations, which makes it easy and convenient to donate items that I no longer need or use.

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

(you spelled personally wrong) seeing other people benefit from access to low-cost, quality goods.

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

improve their advertising.

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

knowing that they provide employment for those who are disadvantaged.

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

very friendly and helpful.

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

change the world.

Ways to make it better...

the line to donate had not been so long.

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

accommodating demand for quality services.

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

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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2 people found this review helpful

As a vendor for Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, personally working closely with the corporate staff members for the past six years, I've come to know that each and every employee has a passion for the mission; to help those with disabilities or disadvantages maintain employment to gain a better quality of life. I see it is not just a job for them, but a cause they truly believe in. Their enthusiasm for the work they do is contagious and makes me feel good about what I do as a vendor to help them in their mission.

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

seeing their steady growth in every corner of Kentucky. They are focused on making every Goodwill Center accessible, not only for shoppers, but also donors.

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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6 people found this review helpful

I am the Program Director at Dress for Success Louisville and our partnership with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Inc. is strong and successful. Goodwill's Power of Work program sends us the highest number of referrals per year (out of 80 Referral Agencies) and we speak regularly to their groups. Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is the organization I most recommend to job seekers and other agencies for comprehensive training and resources! The staff members are thorough and communicate effectively with us. When people say they are donating clothing to us because they don't want to take them to a Goodwill thift store...I start singing the praises of the Goodwill Program and how we are all connected for the good of the women in our community. If their efforts succeed, so do ours!

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

having the highest number of client referrals received through various GWIK programs.

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

Speaking to a Power of Work class monthly and then having the women come into our Boutique for interview clothes.

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

Professional, warm and dedicated

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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