Project for Goodwill Industries International, Inc. Essay

1261 Words Nov 15th, 2008 6 Pages
Goodwill Industries
Shopping is apart of everyday life, and here at Goodwill we are aware of that. Goodwill is not just a place to shop though; it is a place where people can go get help, a place of community outreach. Goodwill was founded in 1902 in Boston by Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister and early social innovator. Now, Goodwill Industries are North America’s leading nonprofit provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Our mission is that the clothing and household goods people donate are sold in over 2,200 Goodwill retail stores
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We are environmentally responsible by providing recycling centers at all of our Goodwill locations. So, if you are looking to recycle items please come and visit us!
Thirdly, we have ethics which is very important. Here at Goodwill, we define ethics as the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions. We strive to meet the highest level of ethical standards. Ethics and respect go hand in hand.
Next we have learning which is also important. We are constantly learning new ways to serve the community better and help those in need. We like to think kind and generous works begets kind and generous people.
Lastly, but not least there is innovation, we embrace continuous improvement, bold creativity and change. We are always coming up with new and innovative ways to market our merchandise to customers. Along with our other values, Goodwill Industries are able to strive only for the best and continue you to serve individuals, as well as the community.
The chart next page helps illustrate some of Goodwill’s notable numbers from 2007; this chart was taken from the Goodwill website
People served through employment and training programs: 1.1 million
People placed in competitive employment: 140,287
Salaries and wages earned by people served who are placed in competitive employment: $2 billion
Revenue generated by Goodwill Industries organizations: $3.2 billion
Total number of donors (figure includes repeat donors):

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