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Celebrate Goodwill Week 2024!

Every year in the first full week of May, 150 Goodwill organizations across the U.S. and Canada celebrate Goodwill Week. The observance serves to raise awareness of the Goodwill mission to transform lives through learning and The Power of Work. For over eight decades, Goodwill Columbus has been a champion of community and individual empowerment in Central Ohio. As we mark our 85th anniversary, we reflect on the incredible journey that has brought us here and look forward to the bright future ahead.

Our Mission: Empowering Lives, Strengthening Communities

At Goodwill Columbus, our mission is simple yet profound: to transform the lives of individuals through pathways to independence and the power of work. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive and lead fulfilling lives. Through our wide range of programs and services, we create pathways to success for thousands of individuals each year.

85 Years of Impact

Since our founding in 1939, Goodwill Columbus has made a lasting impact on our community. Here are just a few highlights:

  • Job Placement: We’ve assisted countless individuals in finding their opportunities for stable and meaningful employment. From retail to unarmed security, our job placement services help bridge the gap between talent and opportunity.
  • Skills Training: Our training programs equip participants with essential skills, whether it’s gaining IT certification, honing interview techniques, or studying to be an STNA. These skills empower individuals to pursue their dreams and build brighter futures.
  • Community Integration: Goodwill Columbus isn’t just about jobs; it’s about belonging. We foster connections, friendships, and a sense of purpose for individuals with barriers. Our Adult Day Programs provide a space for individuals to socialize, volunteer, and build community.

How You Can Celebrate with Us

Join us during Goodwill Week 2024 and be part of the celebration! Here’s how you can make a difference:

  • Learn About Our Mission: Take a moment to explore our website and discover the breadth of our programs. Learn about how our organization works with you to help fuel these programs and services by shopping and donating in our stores.
  • Shop and Donate: When you shop and donate at Goodwill Columbus stores, you’re not just finding great deals and clearing your home—you’re supporting our mission. Your support helps fund our programs and contribute to a sustainable future.
  • Volunteer with Us: Whether it’s helping us with an event or supporting our community integration experiences, your time and skills make a difference. Join us and be part of something special!
  • Spread the Word: Share our story with your friends, family, and colleagues. Let them know that Goodwill Columbus is more than a thrift store—it’s a force for positive change.

Happy Goodwill Week 2024! Let’s continue empowering our community, together! 💙🎉

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