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 and on Goodwill Internet auction site, www.shopgoodwill.com. The revenues fund job training and other services to prepare people for job success. More than 84 percent of Goodwill’s total revenues are used to fund education and career services, and other critical community programs Here at Goodwill, we have five values which we feel strongly about and are sure to follow. First we have respect. Respect is listed first because no matter whom you encounter in life, all people deserve respect. At Goodwill we encounter all types of individuals such as recovering drug addicts and alcoholics, and people with various disabilities to name a few. No matter what their condition is, respect is deserved and respect is what is given to all individuals at Goodwill, whether they are employees, customers, or donators. Second we have stewardship. We honor our heritage by being socially, financially, and environmentally responsible. We are socially responsible by helping those in need in the community. Last year, local Goodwill’s collectively provided employment and training services to more than 1.1 million individuals. We are financially responsible because we don’t waste money here at Goodwill. As previously mentioned, more than 84...
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