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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Goodwill Industries, Job Training, Vocational Rehabilitation

Mission: Goodwill's mission is to help change lives through the power of work. More than 1,000 workforce members deliver the goodwill mission. See schedule o for continuation.

Programs: In 2014, the goodwill retail operation included 18 stores, a distribution services center and over 30 donation sites located throughout san antonio as well as in seguin, new braunfels, and laredo. The community generously supported goodwill with more than 729,000 donor transactions of clothing and household items. The $9,851,055 of program revenue does not include the $21,179,230 of noncash contributions received by goodwill. See schedule o for continuation.

workforce development (wfd) services directly deliver the goodwill mission to help change lives through the power of work. Goodwill provides services and resources to prepare, place, retain and advance people in their chosen careers. Goodwill operates ten good careers centers in san antonio, new braunfels and laredo to assist those seeking employment opportunities and support. See schedule o for continuation.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1 LivingOrderSA

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 4

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!