Mission: Goodwill Industries of Tulsa, Inc. provides work opportunities, job training and support services for people with disabilities or other employment barriers.
Results: Since our beginning in the Tulsa area in 1927, we have helped thousands of people become more independent through the Power of Work. We have kept millions of pounds of clothing and household items out of area landfills and provided a resource for families to find great bargains in our stores. All of this provides jobs and training for thousands of people each year.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Goodwill serves more than 4.500 people each year in training programs and employes more than 750. We also recycle 20 million pounds of materials that might have gone to the landfill, including nearly 1 million pounds of computers and computer-related equipment.
Geographic areas served: 27 counties in Eastern Oklahoma and 2 counties in SW Missouri
Programs: Goodwill's largest and most visible employment program is our Donated Goods Program where donations from the community lead directly to jobs for people with employment barriers. Other employment programs are custodial and contract services. Training programs include school-to-work transition programs for student with disabilities and career training in medical office assistant, private security, computer applications, customer service, and warehouse operations.