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Goodwill Industries Of Monocacy Valley Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Goodwill Industries, Job Training, Vocational Counseling

Mission: The organization creates hope, jobs, and futures in the local community by providing assistance to persons with disabilities and vocationally disabling conditions and those with other challenges to employment. The organization provides job training, job placement, computer training, job retention and job coaching services. The organization also partners with other local non-profit agencies to provide access to goods for emergency situations. They have also developed a wheels to work program which provides individuals with transportation to work.

Programs: Retail sales of donated goods - the sale of donated goods accounts for 89. 88% of the revenues generated by the three most significant program services. Sale of donated goods funds the organization's mission by creating jobs, job training, and job coaching for those with challenges to employment and the profits are used to fund programs not supported by other means.

employment services - employment services programs are designed to provide life, job, and social skills to those with disabilities and others with barriers to employment who would otherwise not be employable. Participants are able to socially interact with other individuals and are able to feel a sense of accomplishment for completing assigned tasks. These programs are funded by grants from the maryland department of health and mental hygiene and maryland division of rehabilitation services.

industrial contracts - this program is designed to supplement the programs of goodwill industries of monocacy valley, inc. Contracts are executed with local businesses for such services as janitorial clean-up and courier services. Goodwill employees are given the opportunity to be employed in areas other than the retail stores and are provided with instruction and varying degrees of responsibility to complete assigned tasks. Employees assigned to these contracts learn job and social skills through interaction with the greater business community.

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