Goodwill Industries of San Antonio

Rating: 4.69 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Job Training

Location: 406 W Commerce San Antonio TX 78207 USA

Mission: Goodwill helps change lives through the power of work.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 3 stars  

The 99-cent color of the day sales a few years ago helped clothe hundreds of San Antonio's homeless. On behalf of my parish's homeless ministry, my family and I shopped 3 local Goodwills on a regular basis, purchasing coats, jackets, and sweaters as the cold weather months approached. We turned the goods over to the ministry, which distributed them to CAMS, SAMM, GI Forum, and other non-profits to distribute to clients around the holidays. No other outlet provided the variety and price that Goodwill offered. We couldn't have done this good work without Goodwill of San Antonio.

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Bring back the 99 cent color of the day sale!

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Goodwill under the leadership of Mr Bob Dugas has turned a once rumage sale of stores in San Antonio into a Showcase for all other Goodwills world wide to follow. Goodwill has helped, served and provided all kinds of programs and assistance mostly anything the public may need help with. If a member of the community recommends something to Goodwill, they will try as hard as they can to accomodate this person or find a program/class that will help this person and any other person in the Goodwill Community of San Antonio that may need help or assistance with this particular situation also. Goodwill of San Antonio goes above and beyond more than any Non-Profit Organization I have seen. Goodwill of San Antonio is simply amazing in what all of their personel serve and provide for a great community. Goodwill Thank You for everything you offer our great community of San Antonio.

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Providing quality clothing and a reasonable price and just anything I or my wife see.

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

Notify the public more of all the great progams and job opportunities. Goodwill just offers so many programs and help full assistance. Our community needs to recognize what Goodwill has to offer, Goodwill is a vital part of the San Antonio Community.

Rating: 5 stars  

Goodwill has always been a favorite non-profit of mine because they assist an incredible number of people in San Antonio. Goodwill's mission is to "help change lives through the power of work." They serve people with mental and physical disabilities; those who have experienced a life crisis like divorce or the death of a spouse; at-risk populations; summer youth programs; and so much more. Goodwill gets the funding for this by selling your donations in their stores. Donating one chair can give someone 46 minutes of job training. Eighty-four percent of money raised goes directly toward "supporting and growing critical community-based programs and services." This is one of the highest rates for any non-profit. Thank you, Goodwill, for what you do for San Antonio.

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

seeing Goodwill become the largest employer in San Antonio for people with disabilities, since 50% of their staff have a disability

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

knowing that every donation makes a difference - whether it's helping someone improve their life or keeping items out of landfills through their recycling programs

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

eager to help me unload my car

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

help even more people in San Antonio!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

i had 90 hours to complete here at the goodwill and it started off being very un enjoyable to do the fact that you feel there are better things you could be doing instead of communtity service but during my stay here ive grown to like it more and more all the time the people are friendly and make your stay as pleasant as possible for the time being i would recommend it as a workplace to give your time because the enviorment is friendly and the labor is nothing that will leave you feeling like a slave.

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

doing community service

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

change nothing it is a well ran establishment

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

the work isnt overly demanding and the managers and team leaders are friendly and non judgemental

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

very nice and open to my situation

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

give to thousands and thousands of less fourtanate ppl who deserve the services that the goodwill provides

Ways to make it better...

i was getting paid

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

some volunteers tend to slack

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

i love goodwill :)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Was able to provied me with a job and other help that is very useful to me and others.Was able to give me a chance to go back to school.

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

Work and school.

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

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

The pepole I have meet.

Ways to make it better...

I had more one on one with the teacher.

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

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This company has allowed me to come to school and has helped me with employment. The services they offer i have utilized them and have helped me greatly.

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

the oppertunity to further my education and take advantage of the services they provide, and there is no expenses/fees.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Role: Client Served
Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Goodwill helped place me in a job, and has been good about continuously helping me better myself for current position and future positions.

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

Helpful

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have enjoyed this class. Have waited a long time. Our teacher makes the whole differance in our learning. The classroom also makes the differance because they were all wanting to learn.

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

Help the world with jobs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Hi my name is Rudy Batilla My story of who I am today and where my journey has taken me begins with the period of which I was incarcerated in Federal Prison. I was presented with the opportunity to gain my Certifications in Tree Management and Turf Maintenance. At that time I did not have a clue why I was considering a 30 year career change that has always been an Auto Transmission Tech to the great outdoors. I began my transition into society which started with job seeking in the hope of putting to use my newly acquired Certifications. These efforts were starting to show no hope for even a chance to show the world that I could truly offer a significant change to what ever I was asked to do. After becoming totally exhausted from every technique and strategy I was told by my job counselor at the halfway house that Goodwill Ind.was taking applications for Grounds Maintenance one. So this was the beginning of my five year journey with Goodwill Ind.that I can honestly call my family and support system. My entry level position was GM1 then GM2 then GM3 which is Crew leader and finally my present position which is Assistance Project Manager LAFB Grounds Contract. My duties are a great list of responsibilities which I look forward to every day. All along Goodwill has provided me with the training,Finacial assistance through the PRI Program,Guidance and support by my Case manager, management, supervisors and fellow team members. Goodwill Ind. has also given me the gift of being a Mentor for all who i have had the privilege of giving advise or guiding them to our many resources that Goodwill has available have recently lost my Father in a tragic accident and through my suffering i was given the honor and support of all the Executive staff but to include the CEO himself not only the visit to the Rosary but also the Funeral. I will never forget this. The help and support to to launch my dreams and keep them a reality each day is a gift that has touched my heart and i can only compare with the birth of my lovely daughter which made my family and Goodwill Ind. a whole I will forever be committed to Goodwill’s Mission and goals where ever my future takes me. These values will always represent who i am and how i carry on this legacy. Thank you Goodwill and Team members Rudolfo R. Batilla Assistant Project Manager LAFB Contract

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

Returning the gift that i have recieved to other team members.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Im greatful that Good Careers Academy has given the me to opportunity to better myself and give my family a better life. The cost was the most inexpensive and the most rewarding. The course training helped me obtain employment in an industry that I've always wanted to be apart of........Good Careers made this possible. God Bless You Good Careers!

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

Should offer more training programs at its owner facility.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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