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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Goodwill Industries, Job Training

Mission: Vocational rehabilitation services

Programs: Contributed goods/sheltered employment - provided employment for 334 sheltered employees, over 100 vocational rehabilitation services clients and recycled over 45 million pounds of donated goods in goodwill's 16 retail outlets. Goodwill's revenue from donated inventory items was $19,072,370 for 2014.

rehabilitation services - provides professional and comprehensive vocational rehabilitation and homeless services to men and women with disabilities and disadvantaging conditions. Served 3,424 individuals in 2014 and placed 913 into competitive employment.

industrial services - provides a large variety of work opportunities for vocational rehabilitation clients to gain needed work skills.

food services - provides breakfast, lunch and dinner to clients and employees.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutelu outstanding organization. They have helped our organization greatly!! Thet are amon the top organizations in town. We work with them very often and they are always great.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Kimberly Stone-Littner and I am the activities coordinator for the Adult Day Stay at the Twin Towers Life Enriching Communities. I develop therapeutic activities and a social environment for people with a range of medical conditions and disabilities such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer, to name a few. Since November of 2008, I have been organizing, with the help of the Goodwill CARE team members, a volunteer group of their program participants, to visit my facility on a once a month basis. The CARE volunteers come to participate in a scheduled craft activity and enjoy conversations with the elderly clientele. My participants look forward to the monthly Goodwill visits even so far as to prepare a chair for their favorite person to come sit by them during the activity. The room is always filled with excitement at the arrival of the Goodwill volunteers and conversations develop quickly. Because of some of the disabilities my clients have, it is sometimes quite difficult to encourage them to join in an activity or to be social. This is when the Goodwill group benefits my program the most; even the shyest of persons seem to open up when these two groups come together! I have often stood back on some moments to watch in enjoyment as a group of people with an array of ages and disabilities interact without judgments. Wouldn’t it wonderful if we were all that way? We thank the Goodwill CARE group for taking the time to visit us and share their warmth and unbridled joy with our group. We hope to keep this relationship continuing for years to come for the well being of the whole!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a case manager for Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. My job is to assist homeless Veterans to reintegrate into society. I am able to accomplish this task with the guidance and support of my supervisors, as well as the collaborative effort of the team of case managers and other staff at Ohio Valley Goodwill. Having once been a homeless Veteran myself helps me to better understand the specific needs of my clients. It was an Ohio Valley Goodwill Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Project case manager who helped me to get back on my feet. Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries specializes in assessing people’s strengths and attributes, nurturing strong professional relationships and putting people to work.