Goodwill Industries Week was first celebrated in May 1951 as a way to encourage local Goodwill organizations to educate their communities about their mission of "helping people with disabilities help themselves."
Today, local, community-based Goodwill organizations across the U.S. and Canada offer an array of job fairs, job training and employment services which lead to promising careers.
For more than 60 years, we’ve set aside one week each May to celebrate our communities and their contributions to our mission. Without shoppers like you, we could not provide employment, job training and placement, and other community-based programs for people with disabilities, those who need education or job experience, and others facing employment challenges. For more information on local events happening in your area, use our locator to check out your local Goodwill website.