This week marks Goodwill Industries Week, which has taken place every full first week of May since 1951. As part of the celebration, Goodwill organizations around the United States and Canada are hosting career fairs, donation drives, and offer tours and conduct other celebratory events.
The sale of donated goods at Goodwill’s more than 3,100 stores and online helps fund its job placement and training services. Everyone in the community can do their part by donating things they no longer need to their local Goodwill.
For 114 years, Goodwill has been helping people find jobs, build their financial stability and strengthen their families and communities. This work has helped thousands of people build their careers and experience the pride and sense of community that work brings. Goodwill’s services include job training and community services, such as help in writing resumes, and providing job interview advice, financial education and mentoring. Last year, Goodwill assisted 312,000 people in their career pathways in the United States and Canada. In addition, more than 35 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training, mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills.
You can show your support for the work and mission of Goodwill by lending your voice and becoming an advocate. By signing up for our Legislative Action Center you’ll receive updates on our public policy priorities and you can connect with your Member of Congress asking for their support for Goodwill and the people we serve. For example, you can currently take action and ask Congress to advance the Second Chance Act which provides opportunities for people with criminal backgrounds.
As North America’s leading nonprofit provider of job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs, Goodwill is helping people overcome challenges that prevent them from finding and keeping good jobs. Your support helps us achieve our mission, not just during Goodwill Industries Week – but every day of every week.