Mission: The mission is to support individuals and families who are working to better their lives. The vision is to spread goodwill across our communities by anticipating needs and collaborating with others to give individuals and families opportunities to achieve independence.
Programs: Donated goods program: goodwill industries of central illinois (goodwill ci) is one of 162 community based goodwill agencies in the u. S. And canada and a member of goodwill industries international. Goodwill ci recieved 254,000 donations of clothing and housewares in 2017. Donated items are sold at discount prices in 11 retail stores operated throughout the 21 county territory. Proceeds from retail store sales supported 419 jobs in the donated goods/retail program in 2017. The value of donated goods is excluded from program service revenue. Donations are reported as contributions.
other program services: through the sale of donated goods in 2017, goodwill industries of central illinois provided over 35,000 free services to central illinois, through the following programs. Employment services, through partnerships with over 400 local employers goodwill provides job search assistance, hiring events, resume building assistance, computer skills and life skills training. Services and training opportunities are available at three central illinois employment services centers. This program provided or placed 766 jobs during the year. Veterans services, provides employment services, referrals for medical care, substance abuse, food, clothing, transportation and case management. In addition, goodwill operates the general wayne a. Downing home for veterans, a 15-bedroom home in peoria that provides permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans. Youth services supports area youth with positive role models and life skills training. A youth mentoring program is available for area youth ages 12 17. Regular workshops and activities are scheduled to explore career opportunities and provide insight into career options. In addition, a young adult employment program helps youth navigate preparing, searching and interviewing for their first job. Goodwill industries of central illinois, inc has received a three-year carf accreditation through november 30, 2020 for the following programs:community housingmentor services governance standards applied
I have been affiliated with Goodwill for the past six years. This organization does great things to help the under-employed find better paying jobs. They have serveral free training classes from forklift training to enhancing your resume. Additionally, this Goodwill supports our veterans through free training and through providing a place to live at their veteran's home. This is a great organization.
I have been around the Goodwill Industires of Central Illinois since I was a young child. Now I am older and can say that this Goodwill has done nothing but improve. Most of their stores have gone through a reconstruction and now look better than ever.
Also, they provide classes for anyone to help improve their computer skills and become job ready. Doing this is helping so many people in such a hard time. Seeing a company do great things like this makes me a very proud customer knowing that the money I am giving them is going to a great cause.
Each store has extremely friendly staff and as well as their Administration office. Each time I have had questions or comments they have been very helpful and knowledgeable. I want to thank them for giving me such a great store to shop at and doing such great to their community.
Homeless Veterans are another big problem that they are helping with. This Goodwill has the Goodwill Veterans Re-Entry Program which helps homeless veterans get another chance at life. They just held a Stand Down and provided 100+ homeless veterans with food, supplies, clothing and plenty of help on ways they can help turn their life around.
I say that this Goodwill should be a TOP candidate to be accepted into the Top NonForProfit Agency.