Our mission: Our business is changing lives...helping people help themselves through the power of work.
Goodwill Industries serving Hampton Roads and Central Virginia is part of a network of 165 community-based, autonomous member organizations in the United States, and Canada that serve people with obstacles to employment through education, training and job placement services.
As a non-profit organization, we help people become independent, tax-paying members of their communities, by giving them opportunity to work, earn income and enjoy a sense of pride and self-esteem. Our work and mission are focused on long-term employment solutions for persons with disabilities and individuals with social and economic disadvantages.
To fund our mission, we collect donated clothing, household items, computers and automobiles to sell in our 28 retail stores, two outlets, and at our weekly auctions, and provide business enterprises to public and private businesses and government. Each business unit at Goodwill generates income, while serving as front-line training ground for the development of job skills. Over 84 percent of our revenues are channeled directly into programs to meet our local communities' needs.