Mission: Palmetto goodwill services' mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work.
Programs: Goodwill's commercial services division enriches the lives of people with disabilities through training and employment opportunities while providing quality service to customers. Work and training opportunities are provided through actual contract service work performed for government entities and local businesses. Commercial services customers rely on goodwill to provide food service, janitorial, commissary shelf stocking, switchboard and mailroom services. Work skills attained through abilityone contract sites help people with disabilities become more marketable in public and private sector jobs.
I donated to several of the convenient donation areas in the Charleston area this year, and I must say, they really have the process down to a science. It is a good feeling to know that my donations are helping put people to work in the down economic times that we are having. After I donated on several occasions, I drove around and parked, went into the retail store and during the time I was in the store, the items I just donated hit the sales floor! That was efficient! I was so impressed that I actually considered buying back the items I just dropped off!