Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Creating Pathways to Success: What You Should Know About Goodwill’s Mission

Many people think of Goodwill as just an affordable place to shop or to drop off donated clothing and household goods. But the reality is, Goodwill is so much more! We’re all about changing lives through the power of work, helping local individuals with disabilities and veterans achieve success through workforce training, employment support, and other services and programs. Here’s what you should know about Ohio Valley Goodwill and our nonprofit mission:

Outside shot of Ohio Valley Goodwill store

Ohio Valley Goodwill store

If you’ve seen one Goodwill, you’ve seen one Goodwill

No two Goodwills are exactly alike. Each Goodwill organization is different in terms of the way it operates and the types of programs it offers to the community. As part of Goodwill’s network of over 160 independent member agencies, Ohio Valley Goodwill is independently operated and funded. This allows us to offer a variety of services and programs that are tailored to meet the unique needs of those we serve in Greater Cincinnati and surrounding areas.

Goodwill Water recycling graphic

Goodwill Water recycling graphic

Goodwill is committed to reducing, reusing, and recycling

Did you realize that when you donate to Goodwill or shop in one of our stores, you’re also helping the environment? Goodwill is a strong supporter of the practice of reducing, reusing, and recycling throughout our entire organization. Every item you donate to Goodwill or purchase from a Goodwill retail store is one less item that ends up in a landfill, where it can take years to fully break down. Each year, Goodwill redirects more than 54 million pounds of reusable goods from landfills, including textiles, hard goods, paper, cardboard, steel, and electronic equipment.

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You can shop Goodwill online

You might be familiar with Ohio Valley Goodwill’s network of retail stores, but did you know that you can also shop for Goodwill merchandise online through shopgoodwill.com? It’s easy to browse and purchase hundreds of items at affordable prices both in store and online. Plus, clothing is just one aspect of what we offer! We have a great selection of household décor, furniture, jewelry, art, collectibles, electronics, and books, in addition to one-of-a-kind fashions for men, women, and children. With an ever-changing inventory, you never know what you might find when you shop at Goodwill!

Goodwill logo with tagline: we put people to work

Supporting Goodwill creates jobs and changes lives

Every time you shop in a Goodwill retail store or donate your gently used items to Goodwill, you’re helping to create jobs in your community! The money raised at Ohio Valley Goodwill’s retail stores through the sale of donated goods is used to help fund job skills training and employment services for individuals with disabilities and veterans. Since 1916, Ohio Valley Goodwill has created pathways to success for thousands of individuals, helping them overcome barriers to employment, contribute to their communities, and lead more fulfilling lives.

Become a job creator in your community today. View our location map to find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill donation site or retail store.