GoodwillÂ® works to enhance the dignity and quality
of life of individuals and families by strengthening
communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity,
and helping people in need reach their full potential
through learning and the power of work.
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
We at Goodwill IndustriesÂ® believe that every
person has the opportunity to achieve his or her
fullest potential and participate in and contribute to
all aspects of life.
DEAR GOODWILL STAKEHOLDERS,
This past year marked the 110th anniversary of Goodwillâ€™s founding by
Rev. Edgar J. Helms in the south end of Boston. Helms sought to turn used
household goods and clothing from wealthy neighborhoods into jobs
by hiring people who were poor to repair and sell the items. In turn, they
received wages from the revenues generated.
Although the social enterprise model has evolved since then, the Goodwill
mission remains more relevant than ever. We still believe that work is the
mechanism by which people gain dignity as well as financial and personal
Goodwill continues to expand internationally, and through this widespread
presence, we provide quality services that help people find jobs, thereby
strengthening families and communities. In 2012, Goodwill provided services
to more than 6.7 million people across the globe and directly helped 216,000
people secure jobs in the United States and Canada. The number of Goodwill
employees worldwide now stands at 113,000 strong.
These are exciting times for Goodwill, and these achievements reflect our
extraordinary work in the areas of mission, brand, business and public policy.
In this Annual Report, you will have the opportunity to learn more about
these successes and how they translate to the remarkable success stories of
the people we serve.
I invite you to learn more about how supporting Goodwill helps build
President and CEO