At Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, we help people with disabilities and other disadvantages in Southwest Florida become more independent. Our programs and services are designed to give a "hand up, not a handout."
We provide job training and placement, affordable housing, youth programs, and other needed services in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties. Our programs are funded partially through our 26 Southwest Florida Retail & Donation Centers.
2014 & 2015 Winner: Gulfshore Business Magazine "Best Charitable Organization"
2015 Winner: Fort Myers News-Press "Best Nonprofit" and "Best Thrift Store"
2016 Winner: "Best Thrift Store"
2017 Winner: "Best Thrift Store" and "Best Nonprofit"
2017-2018: Community Partner Award: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance by United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee
2018 Winner: Fort Myers News-Press “Best Non-Profit” Gold Award and “Best Thrift Store” Silver Award