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Goodwill Mission Stories

At Goodwill we strive to meet the needs of the communities we serve through the Power of Work. Our mission has remained strong for 100 years and without you, it simply wouldn't be possible. Thank you for supporting our mission!

Goodwill Staff

Recent Posts

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Jul 3, 2020 12:24:16 PM

Devonte

Devonte began his journey with Goodwill’s Empower One program back in August 2018.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Jun 29, 2020 1:11:41 PM

Daniel

Daniel started working with Tina, Employment Specialist with Goodwill Employment Services in June 2019.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Jun 22, 2020 3:24:30 PM

Eddie

Eddie completed Goodwill’s former Work Services program in 2016 and recently completed our former Explore WORK service in June of 2019. While Eddie completed these services, he showed his desire to work and his skills.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Jun 15, 2020 7:26:19 AM

Steve

For many, the perfect job means loving what you do, enjoying who you work with and still having time for your hobbies. For Steve, the perfect job also means independence and a chance to fit in. Steve found all of this, and more, at Goodwill.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Jun 5, 2020 10:08:56 AM

Fanta

Starting a new life in an unfamiliar country can be overwhelming and scary. For Fanta, adding several barriers including a lack of job history and being hard of hearing made the task of finding employment feel almost unachievable. Until she found Goodwill.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on May 18, 2020 3:20:27 PM

Scott

Overcoming obstacles and focusing on an individual’s future is what Goodwill is all about.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on May 5, 2020 4:26:55 PM

Andy

Andy Zakatuan knows what it’s like to face struggles as a child. He was born in a concentration camp in Stuttgart, Germany after World War II.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on May 4, 2020 4:48:20 PM

Donald

Finding the right employment in today’s complex job market can be overwhelming. For cancer-survivor Donald, that also meant navigating the search for employment with the inability to speak. His journey led him to Goodwill TalentBridge, where they became mentors in his pursuit for work.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Mar 7, 2020 12:57:49 PM

George

For years, Goodwill’s Workforce Connection Center in North Riverside, Illinois has helped people in their community find jobs.

Recently, staff at this location worked with a client named George who has struggled to find employment due to mental health issues.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Mar 2, 2020 3:26:46 PM

Kamal

Kamal has overcome a lot in his life. During his senior year of high school, he was t-boned by a school bus and in a coma and on life support for over one year. He had a traumatic brain injury and the doctors told his parents he would never walk or talk again.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Jan 7, 2020 1:42:39 PM

Sandrae

Sandrae is a smart, hardworking young woman who felt hopeless going from job to job with no real sense of satisfaction.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Jan 3, 2020 4:10:00 PM

Carlos

Watching the journey of our participants through Goodwill’s programs is something we are so fortunate to be a part of. 

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