Goodwill Industries Of North Louisiana, Inc.

Rating: 4.85 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Human Services

Location: 800 W 70th St Shreveport LA 71106 USA

Mission: Founded in 1902 by Rev. Edgar Helms, Goodwill Industries'' primary mission is to place people in productive and competitive jobs.
Results: 2009 Statistics Served Total 2469 Some of which includes: At Risk Youth 709 Persons with Disabilities 1033 Ex-Offenders 976
Target demographics: Low income adults as well as youth in the North Louisiana area Between the ages of 12 and up.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2500 families served each year
Geographic areas served: 26 Parishes North Louisiana
Programs: Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc. provides job training and job placement services to persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment. We teach people to work and help people find jobs.
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EIN 72-0460816
318 868 4701
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Over the past several years, I have worked with Goodwill and found that they are an excellent community resource. Their staff members not only provide great services that help mainstream their clients back to becoming productive members of community, their staff also provides support for numerous other community nonprofit and for profit organizations.

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

their staff's willingness to participate in a variety of ways to help improve the lives of citizens in our community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My experience with Goodwill is rather unusual. I am working with another nonprofit in the area and we are in the process of working towards certification through a state program of excellence. We have turned to Goodwill Industries of No Louisiana as a model and mentor. The incredible lengths the staff and board have gone through to establish thoughtful and well written policies is commendable. They have also thoroughly researched and established clear and concise written procedures for their operations. I cannot think of another organization that would be more deserving of my own personal funds and I would highly recommend them to any potential donor based on Goodwill's outstanding management of funds.

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

extremely professional and standouts in an environment of organizations (nonprofits) that don't always have true written policies and procedures which are not only established but also followed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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10 people found this review helpful

I love this organization! I have done volunteer work in different capacities for the last 7 years. This is an organization that puts its money where its mouth is.

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

This organization has one of the best returns on investment I have ever seen.

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

The Goodwill Staff

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

Top Notch

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

Employ the country or at least get them jobs.

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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3 people found this review helpful

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc. was a valuable partner for many years with the Shreveport Region Office of Family Support, Department of Social Services. Through a performance based contract, Goodwill provided Job Readiness Training and Job Placement Services to thousands of participants in the Strategies to Empower People Program. This program is a federal mandate for citizens who receive federal income assistance (FITAP.) Goodwill excelled in Job Placements each year allowing the participants to move from "welfare to work."

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

Extremely professional and compassionate.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-11-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Goodwill Industries is an organization that puts its money where its mouth is. I have volunteered for them in their youth program. I also helped out at their annual fundraiser Tour De Goodwill. I have personally witnessed the the hard work and dedication of the Goodwill staff. They seem to do so much with so little. The staff is passionate about the organization in a way that only comes when passion permeates the organization.

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

Energetic and passionate. They care not only about the youth they serve but the entire family. I have seen them help several members of the same family gain employment

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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