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 Gazelle Arga - Goodwill Marketing Coordinator on Sep 14, 2020 9:27:04 AM


After losing her job in the culinary industry, Isamar turned to Goodwill’s Workforce Connection Center (WCC) in Bay View to help find essential work just as the pandemic began.

Posted by Goodwill Staff on Jul 20, 2020 4:28:46 PM


As the unemployment rate in Wisconsin remains high, many are facing the stress of needing to support themselves and provide for their families. Yet even in this time of growing worry and uncertainty, Goodwill is here to help people overcome obstacles, find jobs and achieve their goals.

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


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

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


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


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


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


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 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 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 Community Relations Department on Feb 17, 2020 1:22:10 PM


“I strive to leave each relationship and experience a little better than when I encountered it.” These are the words of Michelle Mason, President and CEO at Association Forum and member of Goodwill’s Board of Directors.

Posted by Goodwill Community Relations Department on Feb 9, 2020 10:33:45 PM


For Chris Talton, an opportunity to serve others is what drives his passion to lead. Chris has been employed at Goodwill Industries for more than 10 years in various leadership roles; he currently serves as the Director of Operations – Naval Station Great Lakes

Posted by Goodwill Community Relations Department on Feb 3, 2020 8:09:54 PM


“I am driven to lead because I want to leave a legacy of giving.”

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