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Review for Goodwill Industries of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program to support their mission of strengthening and supplementing efforts to eliminate and alleviate poverty. I am fortunate to work with Goodwill because they also support this mission. Every employee and volunteer I have met here at Goodwill is proud of their contribution to helping people secure quality employment. Goodwill's mission is always on our minds and it shows in the hard work and dedication of employees and volunteers. An example of some dedicated volunteers is the group that puts on the vintage fashions shows. These men and women take care of our vintage clothing collection, plan shows, sew and mend clothing, do show setup, and perform in the show. All proceeds support the job programs. When I walk into our Work Source Center, I am always reminded of the array of free services Goodwill is providing. I see people on the computers updating their resumes and searching for jobs. There are flyers advertising the next workshops. Job coaches are ready to provide the guidance and support job-seekers may need. I hope that Goodwill's dedication to transforming lives through the power of work continues to shine in all areas of the organization. As Goodwill becomes better known to the public for their services and not just as a collection of thrift stores, more people will be able to escape the cycle of poverty and unemployment. Goowill's visibility to the public encourages more community members to volunteer with us and more donors to contribute finacially to the mission.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

By spending almost a full year at Goodwill Southern California, I was able to learn about the non-profit world and the hardwork that goes into fundraising.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I am 9 months into a year-long AmeriCorps VISTA term. My job is to help create a formal volunteer program.