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Review for Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo & Marin Counties, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked in the nonprofit world for over 12 years and I'm very impressed with Goodwill of San Francisco's performance. They are a leader in safe-keeping our environment by recycling electronic waste and household materials including junk shoes and clothes. The best part is that they use the money claimed through recycling to serve the community by providing job search and training to just about any one who needs help. They don't just provide on the job training in their production and stores, but most needed training areas like refurbishing computers, computer repair, office technology, truck driving, and retail management. They structured a whole division called People Services just to server people. I think they've really got the right focus and direction in helping the people in the community and set a model for the rest of the country and the wold. They focus on people's needs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen the people being helped day by day. I've learned their stories and seen the changes Goodwill of San Francisco made in their lives. I've seen management put their effort into improving the organization, businesses, and finding new ways to help people and the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Create more businesses and opportunities, particularly in elderly services, for people who need jobs to get to work.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I helped Goodwill of San Francisco to manage their data.