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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!

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


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 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


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

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Jan 3, 2020 3:24:44 PM


Meet Molly - a fun, active and social young woman who attends Goodwill’s Waukesha Day Services program.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Dec 16, 2019 11:07:43 AM


Goodwill launched EmpowerOne in 2017, with a goal to provide a network of services that would allow individuals with disabilities to follow their own path to employment in the community.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Nov 18, 2019 10:40:34 AM


Goodwill Store Manager Tyneisha Stroud, or TY, as she’s known, served in the Air Force from 2001 to 2006, enlisting just after high school. Ty joined the military hoping to gain some direction in life.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Nov 18, 2019 10:35:56 AM


Goodwill is proud to support and employ veterans like Stephen Gielczyk, HR Generalist at Naval Station Great Lakes. He is one of six siblings (out of eight) that enlisted in the Navy, saying that he never considered another branch of service. Over 40 years ago he joined the Navy, spending 30 of those years traveling all over the world!

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Nov 18, 2019 10:29:27 AM


Sarah Urban, IT Programs Manager, spent ten years in the military, a journey that began in 1994 shortly after high school.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Nov 14, 2019 11:30:09 AM


Steven Morimoto served in the military for six years as a combat medic. However, like many Veterans, Steven found it very challenging to transition to civilian life. Then he found Goodwill.

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