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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!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jun 11, 2019 11:47:29 AM

Keishla

Barriers to employment can take many forms. For some, child care or transportation issues can make it difficult to find or keep a job. For others, it may be a language or literacy issue. Serving people with disadvantages is a part of the Goodwill mission, and Keishla is an example of what happens when barriers are broken.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jun 11, 2019 11:34:16 AM

Bryon

It takes a truly remarkable person to turn the pain of a devastating accident into a lifetime of advocating for others and working toward finding a cure for paralysis. That person is Bryon Riesch.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jun 11, 2019 11:31:50 AM

Creighton

Before coming to Goodwill, Creighton and his family were uncertain where his life was heading due to his intellectual disability. Through the Power of Work, Creighton is a shining example of how meaningful work has transformed his life. 

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on May 23, 2019 12:12:44 PM

King

King participated in Goodwill's Project SEARCH internship program. He now works at Home Depot where he continues to inspire customers and coworkers with his positive attitude.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on May 23, 2019 11:56:15 AM

Gail

As a single mother with three special needs children, Gail found success at Goodwill and overcame a number of challenges. She now has confidence in herself and a job she loves.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on May 15, 2019 4:02:13 PM

Tiffany

For someone with a criminal background, finding a path to work can be difficult. Getting an employer to take a chance is often one of the biggest barriers. For Tiffany, work was the way to independence, but the path was not easy.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Apr 10, 2019 3:45:25 PM

Willie

Willie is proof that you can change the path of your life and not allow a past criminal record to determine what you can achieve. As Willie shares, “I’m not defined by one bad  act,  or one good act. It all defines who I am.” Goodwill has helped Willie with that journey.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Apr 8, 2019 4:49:50 PM

Anthony

Anthony shares his inspiring story of overcoming barriers and excelling at his new job at the Milwaukee's International General Mitchell Airport. Prior to his new position, Anthony was among the first inaugural group of Project Search interns in 2018.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Apr 8, 2019 4:42:58 PM

Dakota

We all go through life hoping to find our dream job, and if we're lucky, we might just find it. Dakota, a young man with autism and a cognitive disability, found his dream job through the Power of Work.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Apr 8, 2019 4:34:54 PM

Debra

Meet Debra. She's an inspiration to everyone she greets and works with at the YMCA.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Mar 26, 2019 3:35:02 PM

Volunteering Time and Talents—Men’s Bistro Club

For participants in Goodwill’s Day Services programs, success is often measured in developing the confidence and independence needed to lead more productive and active lives in the community.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Mar 26, 2019 3:22:57 PM

Beth

If you stop by Wags & Barks in Slinger, WI you can see Beth cleaning the facility and talking and singing to the dogs. According to owner Debbie S., “The place has never looked so clean!”

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