See what a difference a week makes!
It’s Goodwill Week! A week to make a difference, learn more about Goodwill Central Texas, and share with your family and friends that we’re more than just a store!
Pick a day, any day, this week, to make your difference! We’re offering up a few suggestions, and to make a real impression on Central Texas. Hey, you can even do ‘em all!
Here we go! Let’s have a fantastic Goodwill Week!!!
We are relentlessly focused on empowering 100,000 Central Texans to transform their lives through work.
Start off this Goodwill Week by telling all your friends about Goodwill! Know someone who needs help finding their career path or wants to get their high school diploma? Send ‘em our way! Share this blog on social media, and help us spread the word that we are celebrating Goodwill Week May 2-8th! Goodwill’s vision is to empower 100,000 Central Texans to transform their lives through work. #WorkIsTheAnswer!
Here’s just one example of the amazing transformations that happen because of Goodwill Central Texas every day!
Goodwill International Industries Achiever of the Year – Charles Jackson (Austin, TX)
We are proud to announce that Charles Jackson, Manager of our Goodwill Central Texas Round Rock store, has won the Achiever of the Year Award from Goodwill Industries International! Charles was chosen from hundreds of entries from across the United States; he won this award because of his dedication to his family and Goodwill. Charles says, “My life is surreal – I am living the dream. I’m blessed that I got a second chance at life – all because of Goodwill.” Watch for future posts of Charles’ amazing story!
Goodwill means Good Business!
Did you know that we train personnel for careers for hundreds of businesses in Central Texas? Through our Workforce Career Advancement Training, Goodwill Career & Technical Academy, and our Business Solutions divisions, we prepare our clients not for just jobs, but for careers!
We equip local businesses with comprehensive services and job-ready individuals to help meet business needs, while providing superior service at highly competitive rates.
We specialize in:
- Light industrial
Let us meet you staffing and contract service needs! And when you work with Goodwill, you are empowering 100,000 Central Texans to transform their lives through work.
Yes, we’ll pick up your donation!
Our loyal donors are the heartbeat of Goodwill and it is with a grateful heart that we accept each donation. Your generosity provides merchandise in stores and online, funds job programs that support and enhance our community, and keeps Central Texas green. Plus, all of your donations to Goodwill Central Texas are tax-deductible*. Whether it is a donation of goods, money, computers, your time, or a vehicle, you are transforming lives. So gather those gently used items and schedule your donation pick up today! You can even arrange for a Neighborhood Donation Pickup!
“I didn’t know Goodwill did that!”
That’s the most heard response we get after someone attends The Real Goodwill Tour the first time. Get a behind-the-scenes look at everything from mission to retail to our adult high school, and meet the people that benefit from Goodwill’s services face-to-face! Sign up for the next Tour at realgoodwill.org.
Did you know that we have amazing career opportunities available at Goodwill?
Are you inspired to aspire – striving to make things better every day? Do you want to enjoy your work, and help your community? Do you believe everyone matters and everyone can make a difference? Well, Goodwill Central Texas has been waiting for you! We have openings in Retail, Mission and Education, and Administration, and they all have great benefits. Click here to join our team!
You really DO make a difference!
As a Goodwill shopper, we want you to know that every purchase you make at our Goodwill stores changes lives. Our retail stores were created to generate the means to finance our mission and vision, and to that end, 89 cents of every dollar generated goes towards them.
Another part of our mission is making sure Central Texans have their high school education. In 2014 we opened our free charter high school, The Goodwill Excel Center, where adults ages 17-50 can earn their high school diploma. We hope to enroll 1,000 students by the end of 2016.
These initiatives take funding, and that’s where your continued donor and shopper loyalty to Goodwill Central Texas makes such a difference for us, and all those Central Texans that we are putting on a new path to employment!
Your unused items become a launching pad to a new career!
We know you have a bag of items you’re ready to donate, probably already in the trunk of your vehicle! Drop it off at the nearest Goodwill donation location! Find a location here.
When you donate, you truly are changing a life. Every time we receive a donated item, we can transform it into funds to support our job training, career advancement, and educational initiatives!
Wow, what an amazing Goodwill Giving Week! Keep this link, and visit it often during the year, because any week can be your Goodwill Giving Week!