Goodwill Fort Worth is transforming lives!
(Click below to see how)
Most people think of Goodwill as just a thrift store. But our business is really about changing lives. As a not-for-profit leader, Goodwill offers job training and other services to help people with disabilities and disadvantages acheive their maximum independence. Through Goodwill; job seekers, individuals with special needs, families and other members of our community gain self esteem and become independent, self-sufficient citizens. Lives are changed through the Power of Work.
Goodwill is perhaps the most creative self-help idea of our time, conceived in 1902 by Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister in Boston. He created jobs by collecting unwanted household goods, then employing people to repair and resell them. The income from resold goods paid the worker’s wages. In turn, the reclaimed items became available to anyone at affordable prices.
Founded in 1949, Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Inc. has built on that heritage to become a dynamic force that empowers those who seek not an open hand, but the open door of opportunity.
Things you should know about Goodwill:
- 92% of all money earned by Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth goes into programs and services.
- Goodwill Industries International, Inc., is the largest employer of people with disabilities in the world.
- Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth strives to maintain an employment ratio of 80% disabled workers.
- About 60% of Goodwill Fort Worth’s $24 million revenue is generated through the sale of donated goods.
Mission Statement: The mission of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth is to empower people with disabilities, disadvantages, and other barriers to employment so that they may achieve maximum independence.