Goodwill Industries International

In 2021, Goodwill served nearly 22 million individuals worldwide and helped more than 126,000 people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT, and health care. They also provide English language training to those who need it so they can be successful on the job!


Goodwill’s mission is to provide employment opportunities for people who need them, regardless of race or gender. They aim to eliminate barriers and strengthen communities by providing educational programs that will help their employees reach their full potentials through learning.


Goodwill was founded by Reverend Edgar J. Helms in Boston and has been providing opportunities for people who need work to learn new skills since the early 1900s. Goodwill is a household name with nearly 120 years of success, but they are always looking forward to the future as well!


Goodwill Industries International (GII) is a global nonprofit that focuses on creating opportunities with hands-on training. GII’s mission statement says, “Goodwill has moved millions of people from welfare to work.” It was founded in 1902 when Reverend Edgar J. Helms convinced his congregation at the Church of Our Savior in Boston Massachusetts and their friends to collect used items for those who needed them most while also providing job skills development services like tailoring and carpentry, which would allow these individuals an opportunity for employment once they had completed the program. To this day, Goodwills have been popping up all around North America since then but are now expanding internationally because it wants to give more than just clothes or tools; many programs provide access through information.


Goodwill is honored to work with the nation’s top brands and advance Goodwill in local communities. In the past year, our major partners have made a significant investment into advancing Goodwills’s work across America. We’re proud to celebrate their impact on those less fortunate than us!


We believe in giving everyone an equal shot at achieving their dreams so no one ever has regrets about not trying because they lacked opportunities. Our staff strives every day to reach each person as if they were family with compassion, understanding, integrity, and respect but most importantly we strive towards building self-sufficiency by providing them the necessary tools such as education funding services which are tailored specifically for individuals like yourself who have had limited access while growing up due to finances from low-income levels or even other challenges related solely on personal life experiences.

Current company information

CATEGORYDomestic Needs
TOP PERSONSteven C. Preston
HEADQUARTERSRockville, Maryland

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