This video was created to show how Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina impacts the communities it serves by focusing on the success stories of three specific clients.
We create opportunities for people to enhance their lives through training, workforce development services and collaboration with other community organizations.
We will be satisfied only when every person in northwest North Carolina has the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of a productive life.
The Goodwill Story
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina was founded in 1926 by Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem to provide a means of employment for the community's residents with disabilities. Clothing and other items were gathered from community members and then repaired and sold by citizens with disabilities.
Over time, Goodwill expanded its mission to include individuals with socioeconomic barriers to employment. The philosophy of "a hand up, not a hand out" was the impetus for the founding of Goodwill and the organization remains committed to that concept today.