Mission

A community where the talents and value of all people are celebrated.

To support persons with disabilities and other barriers to independence in achieving their fullest potential as workers and as members of the broader community.

Goodwill helps persons with disabilities as well as people who are at an economic disadvantage, or may lack education or work experience.

"I like working with the people." - David

For the past year David has worked at a local Giant Food Store after completing Goodwill’s Project SEARCH training that equips individuals with disabilities to secure competitive employment. David bags groceries and scans codes on the floor. David overcame his difficulty of not being a reader by devoting time and energy to memorizing the entire store.

“I practiced a lot at home,” David said proudly. Store staff members and his Goodwill Job Coach provided additional support and encouragement.

When asked what his favorite thing about working was, David didn’t hesitate. “Money,” he said with a grin. When he received his first paycheck he was so excited, he immediately cashed it at the Giant store.

Debbie, his Life Sharing Provider, said she has seen a lot of changes in David. “He is much more responsible,” she commented. “He takes his job very seriously and wants to do everything and anything to make it work.”

There is one additional thing David hopes for. “I’d like more work hours,” David confessed. “I want to earn lots of money.”

For more information about Goodwill’s programs and services, contact Sue Soderberg
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