Goodwill North Central Texas Rebrands as Goodwill North Central Texas
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (May 3, 2021) – Goodwill North Central Texas, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides jobs and job training to individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment, announced today the agency’s official rebrand to Goodwill North Central Texas.
Since 1949, Goodwill North Central Texas has grown from its modest roots at 665 South Main with four employees serving only physically or mentally disabled residents of Fort Worth, to one of the largest nonprofit organizations in North Texas. Goodwill North Central Texas employs over 800 individuals and serves more than 10,000 people with disabilities and other barriers to employment including veterans, at-risk youth, the homeless, the formerly incarcerated and the disadvantaged each year. Nationally recognized job training and placement programs, as well as a focus on continuing education, helps countless thousands experience the “power of work” in transforming lives of dependence into lives of independence.
“Today, we serve communities far beyond the boundaries of Fort Worth. We provide services as far south and Granbury, as far west as Weatherford, and as far north as Denton; not to mention the mid-cities and Arlington,” said David Cox, President & CEO of Goodwill North Central Texas. “We are excited to make this change to a name that is truly representative of the diverse and unique communities across the 18 counties we serve in North Central Texas.”
Along with the name change, Goodwill’s volunteer Board of Directors adopted a new mission and vision statement. The new mission of Goodwill North Central Texas is to CREATE Lives of Independence and BUILD a Stronger Local Community. The nonprofit’s vision is a North Central Texas where every person has the opportunity for maximum independence and abundant living.
About Goodwill North Central Texas
Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.
Goodwill North Central Texas is based in Fort Worth and serves 18 counties in the region. The nonprofit’s 26 area retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission to CREATE lives of independence and BUILD a stronger local community. Job training and career services programs for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities, and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness are guided by the organization’s vision of a North Central Texas where every person has the opportunity for maximum independence and abundant living. For more information, please visit www.GoodwillNorthCentralTexas.org.