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

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.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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."

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.