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    About Goodwill

    Goodwill Industries® has helped people go to work since 1902. We provide employment, job training and other community-based programs for people looking to advance their careers, build their skills and further their education. Learn more about our organization by checking out the list of resources below.

    Success Stories

    Goodwill served 9.8 million people through its career services. During that time, nearly 261,000 Goodwill program participants in the United States and Canada obtained meaningful employment as a result of Goodwill career services programs. Each week, we share a new first-person story on our site. Hear the most recent stories below or browse individuals by geographic location or demographic type.


    Goodwill Industries International President and CEO Jim Gibbons

    Jim GibbonsJim Gibbons is the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. Gibbons earned his B.S. in industrial engineering from Purdue University, and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, where he was the first blind person to graduate with a master’s in business administration.  An expert at social enterprise management, socioeconomic program strategy and leadership skills development, Gibbons is a veteran speaker, guest lecturer and information resource for advocates, educators and journalists. Learn more about Jim in the linked resources below.

    Goodwill Industries International Board Chair Larry Ishol

    Larry IsholLarry has provided a wide range of services including financial and operational audits, internal control and risk management services to a wide range of clients in various industries for over 30 years.


    Lorie Marrero

    Lorie MarreroLorie Marrero is an organizing expert, Goodwill spokesperson, founder of the Clutter Diet® and best-selling author of The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life and The Home Office Handbook Rules of Thumb for Organizing Your Time, Information and Workspace. Lorie helps people reduce clutter in their lives and organize their spaces. Since 2000, she has organized everything from households to chemistry labs to backstage tour cases. She has celebrity clients in the sports, entertainment and political arenas and is a leader and pacesetter in the professional organizing industry.

    In 2006, Lorie launched the Clutter Diet, an innovative online member community that helps people “put their homes on a diet”. The program has helped thousands of people in eighteen countries, make the organizing expertise affordable and accessible to anyone, anywhere. You can see Lorie’s organizing advice in Woman’s Day magazine where she is a contributing editor.

    Lorie has been a Goodwill spokesperson for the Donate Movement since 2010, which encourages people to donate the things they no longer need and emphasizes the positive impact donating has on local communities. Lorie lives in Austin, TX.

    To learn more about Lorie and the Clutter diet, visit www.clutterdiet.com.

    Evette Rios

    Evette RiosEvette Rios is a lifestyle expert, writer, contributor to The Today Show and host of CBS’s Recipe Rehab. Prior to her work at CBS, she was a field correspondent and roving reporter for ABC’s The Chew. Latina Magazine has embraced Evette as one of the “70 Reasons to Love Being Latina Right Now”, calling her the “mobile Martha Stewart.” Evette is bilingual and a contributor to Univision’s Despierta América, Tu Desayuno, Alegre and Al Despertar.

    Evette spent years as a contributing design expert and “buddy” on Rachael Ray, where she became known for fabulous hands-on advice, innovative crafts, and dramatic room revisions- wowing Rachael and the audience with budget-friendly projects that look like a million bucks. Evette’s work has appeared in rachaelray.com, xoJane.com, Parade.com, the English-language Latina-focused website, Mamiverse and many other media outlets.

    As a spokesperson for Goodwill, Evette shares budget friendly design and fashion ideas from items bought at Goodwill as well as promotes vital job training and career development services to the Hispanic community. Evette lives in New York City.

    To learn more about Evette, visit http://evetterios.com/.

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