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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 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 Jamie Klinger-Krebs on May 9, 2016 3:38:20 PM


It’s easy to see why Nick L. enjoys his job as a Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Worker at the Wisconsin Athletic Club(WAC) in Menomonee Falls.

“I love the people, both the staff and the guests. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. It’s a fun place to work.”

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on May 9, 2016 3:29:39 PM


“Now that I met my goal of getting a job, my next goal is to find my own place.”

Brittany W. reached her first goal when she was hired as a Dining Room Attendant at Serb Hall in January 2015. She assists with event set-up duties which include setting out tables/chairs, linens, rolling silverware, cleaning and bussing tables. She works in a team environment where she is able to demonstrate her strong individual working skills.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on May 9, 2016 3:13:48 PM


“Demetrius brings a positive energy to work everyday!”

Speedway Manager Marcos raves about the positivity that Demetrius brings to his job as a customer service attendant.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on May 9, 2016 3:05:46 PM


Whether it’s sharing laughs with his coworkers at Serb Hall, riding his bike around Milwaukee, or playing basketball, Joey has a good time in any situation- even cleaning his house!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Feb 19, 2016 11:44:21 AM


If you ask Musetta about her future dreams, she does not hesitate with her response. “I want to get my degree in child care. Then I want to move to California and work in child care.”

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Feb 19, 2016 10:11:42 AM


Gino is a man of many talents and as he started his path with Goodwill’s Work Services program, he soon expressed how he wanted something different and more for himself. Gino was able to find that at Hardee’s Restaurant.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Nov 19, 2015 11:55:00 AM


Customers visiting Cici’s Pizza for lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays will find Aaron, a participant of Goodwill’s Supported Employment Program, hard at work.

Aaron is an usher, lobby attendant, and ticket taker during the lunchtime hours at Cici’s. His job duties include clearing tables of dirty dishes, wiping tables and chairs, and assisting with dishwashing tasks.

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