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    Goodwill® Recognized as One of America’s Most Inspiring Companies by Forbes

    Ranked at #11 and Only Non-profit On List


    ROCKVILLE, MD —Forbes recently released its annual list of America’s Most Inspiring Companies, and for the third year in a row, it included Goodwill®. Coming in at #11 in 2014, Goodwill is the only nonprofit to make the prestigious list. Last year, Goodwill ranked #19.

    According to Forbes reporter Susan Adams, “Goodwill is a company with a long history of providing employment and job training to veterans and people with disabilities and other challenges.”

    “Shopping and donating at Goodwill creates jobs and other training opportunities for people in communities across the U.S.,” said Kim Zimmer, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Development for Goodwill Industries International. “We are honored to be named one of America’s Most Inspiring Companies.”

    The list is based on results from Performance Inspired, Inc., a consulting and training firm that helps organizations elevate performance through “the science of inspiration.” Prior to surveying 3,300 consumers to rank how inspirational they found a number of businesses, respondents were asked to think about the values, behaviors and attitudes of a hypothetical inspirational company and how it might compare to a real company.

    For a list of the 20 Most Inspiring Companies click here.

    About Goodwill Industries International
    Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with a presence in 14 other countries. Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,000 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com®. Goodwill also builds revenue and creates jobs by contracting with businesses and government agencies to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2013, more than 9.8 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill’s career services. Goodwill channels 83 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services.

    To find a Goodwill location near you, use the online locator at www.goodwill.org, or call (800) GOODWILL. Follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl and @GoodwillCapHill, and find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl.



    Joye Taylor

    Public Relations Manager

    Goodwill Industries International

    (240) 333-5523


    Lauren Lawson-Zilai
    Senior Director, Public Relations
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    • Ariel Hessing
      December 31st, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Happy New Year, God Bless, and God Speed to all my friends at Goodwill Industries. Looking forward to volunteering again and helping as many as we can in 2015.

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