We’re on a Mission

For more than six decades, Goodwill Central Texas has been relentlessly focused on empowering thousands of people to work. We transform revenue from over 35 retail locations into a combination of education, career training, job placement, career coaching and support, and more. Every time you shop or support Goodwill, you are helping fund our greater mission to serve our community.

Transforming lives through the power of education and work.

Our Vision

Goodwill’s vision extends far beyond our retail stores and your generous donations: We envision a Central Texas where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Our Core Values

Our dedication to these values is what sets Goodwill Central Texas apart, as we continue weaving a brighter future for all, thread by thread.

Be Caring

We care about our team, those we serve, and our community.

  • We believe our most valuable resource is our team.
  • We create an inclusive culture where all people have a voice.
  • We act with kindness, empathy, and integrity.
  • We are dedicated to guiding others to success.

Be Innovative

To advance our mission and protect our environment.

  • We embrace challenges and take calculated risks.
  • We see missteps as opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • We invest in people to cultivate learning and growth.
  • We are mindful stewards and guardians of our environment.

Be Accountable

We deliver on our promises.

  • We all contribute to our mission.
  • We take ownership of our actions and outcomes.
  • We recognize we are stronger when we collaborate.
  • We commit to the highest standards.

Community Impact

We’re committed to improving the lives of Central Texans, one career at a time. Together, we’re rewriting the narrative of what’s possible—and it all starts with you. Here’s a snapshot of our community impact in 2022:


People served in the Central Texas community.


People placed in 2,616 jobs with an average wage of $18.91.


Professional certifications earned by adult learners at the GCTA.

85 million

Pounds of goods donations diverted from local landfills.

Meet Our Team

Our people do meaningful work with a clear purpose: to improve lives.

Hall of Honor

Every year, we gather to celebrate the success of those we serve. These stories of empowerment and transformation inspire all of us and give us hope for the future – for every individual in Central Texas to have a path to success!

Monay Metcalf

Achiever of the Year
Watch Monay’s story >

David Beale

Team Member of the Year
Watch David’s story >

Alyssa Garza

Student of the Year
Watch Alyssa’s story >

Ellen Arnold

Henna Award for Good
Watch Ellen’s Story >

More Than A Store

At Goodwill Central Texas, we stand out from others in the industry for several reasons. With more than 60 years of experience, we offer a comprehensive range of free educational and support programs, catering to individuals of all ages and educational backgrounds.

We are committed to transforming lives through education and career training. When you choose Goodwill, you support a social enterprise model where 89 cents of every dollar goes directly to funding our community programs.

Success Stories

We believe in the boundless potential of every individual. Through our transformative programs and unwavering support, lives are forever changed. Don’t take our word for it, check out the inspirational stories of those we serve.



Excel Center Graduate

“For anyone wanting to finish their high school education, the Excel Center is an excellent choice. You have to take that first step.”



Excel Center Graduate

“Goodwill helped me stay on course to achieving my goals, and showed me that I can still accomplish more.”



Excel Center Graduate

“I knew that this was the first step to achieving my dream career.”



Goodwill Program Participant

“Today when I come home from work, I have a lot of things to be thankful for.”

Steve Holcomb

Steve Holcomb

GCTA Graduate

It’s a joy to work with people,” he said. “And I didn’t know that. I enjoy helping people. And every day it’s very rewarding.



Goodwill Program Participant

“I will not let my disability stop me. Goodwill doesn’t look at our disability. Goodwill looks at us.”

Our Community Partnerships

We are proud to stand alongside our esteemed community partners, forging strong alliances to build a brighter future for Central Texans. Through these powerful partnerships, we expand our reach, multiply our efforts, and open new doors of opportunity. Together, we tackle challenges, uplift lives, and transform communities.

Contact Us

We are always available to answer questions about our organization. Get in touch with our team to answer questions, explore partnerships, or fund our work.