Investing in the Future of Central Texas

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At Goodwill Central Texas we take our mission – generating lifelong connections to work – very seriously. We educate, train, and help place people into jobs throughout our community. An investment in Goodwill is an investment in the workforce of Central Texas!

But, it takes a lot of work to empower 10,000 Central Texans each year, and we couldn’t do it without the help and support of Austin’s generous business community. Here are just a few of the many ways companies in Central Texas have shown their commitment to serving the underserved right here at home.

Business Fundraisers

Higginbotham hosted a Pie Throwing Contest - $5 to toss and $10 to smash!

Fundraisers can be serious or fun, but they’re always a great way to get employees engaged in helping the community! We’re all familiar with Bake Sales and Auctions, but how about a Pie Throwing Contest? Your imagination is the limit!





In-Kind Donations

Upstream Investment Partners filled The Goodwill Excel Center food pantry last Christmas with an employee food drive.

The Goodwill Excel Center and the Goodwill Career and Technical Academy maintain a large variety of classrooms and hands-on training facilities. They flourish from generous business donations like supplies and specialized equipment. We gratefully accept donations of clothing, household items, and furniture at our stores too!


Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

As part of their Social Responsibility Program, volunteers from Dell Inc. helped disassemble computer parts to be recycled and refurbished at Goodwill Green Works.

Corporate giving and volunteer programs give employees an opportunity to give back. Companies encourage employees to donate their time by offering paid volunteer opportunities, or even volunteer team-building activities. Companies encourage employees to gift financially through payroll deductions, often with the added bonus of a matching gift program.

We love partnering with local businesses! If your company is looking for ways to make a difference and engage with the community, please contact Ellen Bettis at or 512.637.7554 for more information.


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