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Bridgepointe Services And Goodwill Industries Of Southern Indiana, Inc.

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Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Goodwill Industries, Health, Job Training, Rehabilitative Care, Vocational Rehabilitation

Mission:

Serving children, adults and our community through the power of donated goods.

Geographic areas served: Southern Indiana

Programs: Services provided in the southeastern region on Indiana include a medical program providing adult and pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapies, audiology and clinical child psychology services. Career Services provides office skills training and job placement. Early Education Services provide children with disabilities the opportunity to play and learn side-by-side with typically developing children. Childcare Program, youth summer camp for disadvantaged middle-to-high school age. Revenue from 11 Goodwill stores help support these programs and services.

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Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Rating: 1

These people pay their ceo's more than they help out people, it is disguisting

Donor

Rating: 5

Each time we visit a donation center the services is excellent. The staff is always very friendly and willing to help. Seeing people who enjoy their companys mission is great! I didnt know for the longest time, exactly how donating gently used items helped others, until I found out about the services that Goodwill Bridgepointe Services offer. They really provide the necessary tools for people to better themselves!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is great that all you need to do is pull up and someone comes out and helps you unload your car. They make it so easy to do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Goodwill BridgePointe Services provides essential services to our community. From their pediatric programs, of which my son was helped tremendously, to career services,the children's academy and the stores that provide low cost clothing and other items that also help to fund the many worthy programs. We are donors and supporters of this wonderful organization and support their continued success in the many communties they impact.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Goodwill BridgePoine Services does so much for the community. They receive thousands of donations of clothing and household goods that they make available to the community through sales at their retail stores. They also provides child cares services and career development. They have programs for children with special needs. When I make donations, I am received by employees that are courteous and caring. The stores are so well organized and stocked. The employees are so dedicated and caring they really make the difference.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Goodwill Bridgepointe is a great asset to Southern Indiana. This organization serves children, adults and our community by all of us who donate our items to them. They also offer a program that distributes vouchers to agencies to be used in their stores. What a great resource!! The staff are always friendly and helpful, from the drop off location to inside the store. I love shopping at the number of stores in Southern Indiana. I suggest the next time you want to go on a shopping spree, you stop by and see the great items offered. To all of us who want to have a friendly "green" environment, this organization is recycling daily. Hats off to all those involved with Goodwill Bridgepointe. Excellent job!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We all know about a Goodwill store in our neighborhood. Yes we have all donated our "stuff" that just sits around the house, and yes we have actually purchased some other people's "stuff" in the Goodwill store. Until 12 years ago what I did not know was how valuable that "stuff" was... yes, your "stuff" brings in thousands of dollars that are in turn used to help those individuals in our community with disadvantages. Every dollar makes a difference. I would encourage you to not only look at the Goodwill store, but to inquire about the services that are provided everyday to children and adults with disadvantages.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I buy from and donate to Goodwill all the time. I am perform with several theatre companies in the Greater Louisville area and have found Goodwill to be a great resource for costumes and jewelry for the stage. In March I was in a production playing an 80 year old woman and found the perfect dress, shoes and hat for the character. My son told me I gave so many things to Goodwill that I might as well just take the bags from the department store directly to Goodwill because they'd end up there eventually anyway. This Christmas I found the perfect gift for my 14 year old granddaughter at my Goodwill store in Jeffersonville, IN. I saw a silver jewelry box that was all tarnished and black. Inside was perfect, like new. In addition, there was a music box inside which worked perfectly. It was $2.00. I took it home and polished it with silver polish and it was absolutely beautiful with a soft lusterous patina. She loved it. Two years ago I found a pale yellow London Fog Raincoat that looked new. It fit me perfectly so I bought it for $10. This year I did some Christmas shopping there and everyone was so nice and helpful. I love Goodwill.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Goodwill BridgePointe Services for many years, but most recently as a volunteer for their Holiday Raffle at Green Tree Mall. Goodwill BridgePointe is a great place to volunteer as they are organized, effective in reaching the community, and always very appreciative.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that provides services to many adults and children. I have personally witnessed an adult receive services and prosper within a new job developed by this organization.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of helping this organization expand services to children with autism and their families by writing grants and planning programs. Goodwill Bridgepointe coordinates an array of resources to assist parents in finding the best treatment for their children, ranging from preschool to therapies to education about autism. It is especially unique that the income produced from sales in their Goodwill Stores provides funding for children with special needs. The Goodwill Stores income combined with community grants and funding creates a one stop center for children with special needs. Goodwill Bridgepointe is a special place. Because of my past experience with them, I am also a regular donor.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

A great place to donate and a better place to shop. The staff and the services work for the betterment of our communities.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I partner with Goodwill for some of their printing and mailing services and have had the pleasure of working with them for the past couple of years. I think they are one of the best kept secrets in southern Indiana and I would really like to see that change. The quality of child care they provide and educational opportunities they give to children, young adults and adults in our community often times goes unnoticed. They are not drawn to the limelight, but I believe a little more light needs to shine on this awesome organization. The people I work with and come into contact with at Goodwill Bridgepointe are top notch, including everyone from the recepionist or child care worker to the CEO, Candy Barksdale. They are always on the look out to help in any way by providing the best solution and services for the organization and the community. They have been able to weather the storm through good and bad times with a smile on their faces. They seem to be ever evolving to meet the needs of the community by giving a facelift to their stores, making tough internal decisions and being the ultimate "Green" company. They continual lead the way through change and development to achieve their mission of empowering people with the skills, knowledge and opportunity to improve their quality of life. Being associated with Goodwill Bridgepointe has definitely been and enriching experience. I look forward to continuing to build our relationship by serving on the marketing committee and working with them to get the word out about the best kept secret in Southern Indiana.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Goodwill BridgePointe Services is an outstanding non-profit dedicated to making our communities and their citizens stronger. Together with staff, volunteers, community leaders, and the general public, Goodwill BridgePointe offers services that nurture others with a sense of dignity and self-sufficiency. My years on the board of directors have shown me firsthand that it is run with excellence and accountability, which is why I trust that my donations will make a difference to thousands of people. In fact, because of the sterling reputation and well-executed mission, I was drawn to serve on that board and will continue to support the organization by attending its activities and making financial contributions. The Goodwill stores and the BridgePointe Center are run with top management expertise as the staff invites feedback and input from the public and responds to that feedback in an atmosphere of continuous improvement. This gives the clients the best possible services. In addition, the general public benefits by the new and gently used products that the stores make available at low prices. This organization is a gem in Southern Indiana and one in which our communities can take great pride!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Goodwill Bridgepointe Services, Inc for 34 years. As a child, I always remember having bags in our house that were designated for the Goodwill. One year we even donated a car! As an adult, I continue to have the same commitment to Goodwill Bridgepointe. We have bags in our house waiting to be filled so we can deliver them to the Goodwill! It is an honor to be a Board Member for Goodwill Bridgepointe!