Five Things You Didn't Know About Goodwill

Five things you need to know...
Our stores are designed to support our mission services.

A lot of folks think our stores are just places that sell used items to people who have low incomes. While we're happy we can provide affordable goods, our stores do so much more. When we sell those items, the money we raise goes toward the many programs and services we provide in Southwest Florida.   

So, just like a hospital auxiliary thrift store helps the community through the hospital, a Goodwill store helps the community through all of those services that Goodwill provides.

This year, we helped someone you know.

Maybe their son or daughter attends our Pathways to Opportunity adult day-training. Maybe we helped them write a resume or we showed them how to interview for a job. Maybe they were at risk of dropping out of school and we helped them explore vocational careers. Maybe they attended our small business training MicroEnterprise courses. Or maybe they live in one of our safe, affordable apartments. 

Last year, our many programs and services helped more than 23,000 folks here in Southwest Florida.