Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Goodwill

Goodwill is well-known for its thrift stores and donation centers, and while you may already be familiar with our mission to provide job training and placement services, there are some lesser-known aspects of the Goodwill mission that you might find interesting.

Here are five ways Goodwill is meeting its mission and making a difference in our communities every day:

#1: Goodwill Goes Green

Goodwill is committed to sustainability. Each year, we operate recycling programs to divert millions of pounds of donated textiles and other items from landfills. This not only benefits the environment but also generates revenue that supports our employment and job training programs. When you choose to donate to Goodwill in Cincinnati, you’re supporting these Earth-friendly efforts! 

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#2: Employment Opportunity Advocacy

Goodwill is a strong advocate for the employment of individuals with disabilities. We work to remove barriers to employment for people with disabilities and provide them with vocational training and support. Goodwill actively advocates for policies that promote employment opportunities and economic independence for disadvantaged individuals.

P.S. Did you know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? Learn more about NDEAM 2023!

#3: Digital Literacy

In the digital age, Goodwill recognizes the importance of digital skills. Many of our programs include training in areas such as computer literacy, digital skills, and online job searching.

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#4: Veterans Services

Goodwill is committed to helping veterans successfully transition into civilian life. We offer specialized job training and placement services for veterans experiencing homelessness, recognizing the unique challenges they face and helping them get back on their feet.

#5: Youth Services

Ohio Valley Goodwill doesn’t just serve adults. Some of our programs provide students with disabilities paid work experience that allows them to discover vocational interests and gain valuable workplace skills.  

Graphic: Donate and Shop. Change a Life.
Graphic: Donate and Shop. Change a Life.

You Can Help Goodwill Change Lives!

As you can see, Goodwill’s mission goes far beyond just our retail stores; we are dedicated to creating lasting change in the lives of individuals and communities through a wide range of programs and initiatives. When you shop at a Goodwill thrift store, make a donation, or simply spread the word about our mission, you’re helping to make this work possible. Thank you for your support!