• Goodwill of Middle GA & the CSRA's Augusta Campus Tour

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    Join us as we take of tour of the Goodwill Augusta Campus and see how here we're turning donations into direction, coffee into careers and steaks into stability.


    Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. was founded in 1975 to serve individuals with disabilities and other special needs. In 1994, this organization conducted a community needs assessment to determine what new services Goodwill needed to develop in the mid-state area. In 1995, our agency opened its first Job Connection office in Macon, where anyone with a barrier to employment could receive career counseling and job placement assistance. Goodwill's unique vocational services have helped tens of thousands of unemployed individuals discover and develop their God-given gifts and begin new careers.

    In 1996, Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. expanded its territory into Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina, increasing the number of service counties to 35 to become Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).

    In response to concerns from the president of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA, regarding meaningful skill training and education for individuals seeking employment, a concept was born to further fulfill the mission of the organization: to help people discover and develop their God-given gifts through education, work, and career development services. In July 2007, Helms College was established in Macon with the focus of creating an educational model for Goodwill Industries that provides skills training in the culinary arts, medical/health, automotive technology, construction, and other occupational areas that lead to meaningful jobs for individuals. Helms College opened a second campus in Augusta in October 2012 offering education in culinary arts at its School of Hospitality, and in January 2016 the Augusta campus began offering classes at its School of Health Services. Helms College currently offers Associate Degree and Diploma programs in culinary arts at its Macon and Augusta campuses, and health services programs for Patient Care Technician and Multi-Skilled Medical Assistant at the Augusta campus. Learn more at www.helms.edu.

    Goodwill Industries International has a rich history of more than 116 years. Dr. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister, founded Goodwill in 1902 in Boston, MA. Dr. Helms collected used household goods and clothing in wealthier areas of the city, then trained and hired unemployed people to mend and repair the used goods. The goods were then resold, and proceeds paid the workers' wages and were invested in the development of job training programs. The system worked, and the Goodwill philosophy of a hand up, not a hand out was born. Dr. Helms' vision set an early course for what has become a $4 billion nonprofit organization with more than 170 autonomous member organizations worldwide. Show less
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    • Edgar J. Helms' 156th Birthday - Duration: 77 seconds.

      • 4 days ago
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      Not charity, but a chance.
      That’s the guiding principle of Goodwill founder Edgar Helms. Watch the video and help Goodwill of Middle Georgia & the CSRA celebrate his 156th birthday during our Birt...
    • Fabulous Finds Friday - Dr. Edgar J. Helms' Birthday - Duration: 44 seconds.

      • 4 days ago
      January 19, 2019 marks what would have been our founder Dr. Edgar J. Helms's 156th birthday! In honor of Dr. Helms, we are hosting a Birthday Sale with all children's clothes marked down to only $1...
    • #FabulousFindsFriday - Ladies Sweaters - Duration: 26 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      It's #FabulousFindsFriday and Megan shows us some cute and affordable ladies sweaters! These will be much needed during the chilly weather this weekend. #ShopGoodwill #GoodwillWorks #BuyHappiness
    • Brian Rowe's Success Story - Duration: 98 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      After facing unemployment, Brian joined the Edgar's Bistro team. Encouraged to grow professionally and personally, Brian enrolled in Helms College and has been able to change his and his families' ...
    • #GivingTuesday - You Have The Power To Change Lives Through Education - Duration: 18 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
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      Help Goodwill of Middle Georgia & the CSRA and Helms College reach our $50,000 goal this #GivingTuesday to provide scholarships for deserving people to attend Helms College.

      Helms College is a pr...
    • Fab Finds Friday Jackets and Coats - Duration: 30 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Shop your local Goodwill for comfy sweaters and jackets this weekend. Happy #FabulousFindsFriday shopping! #BuyHappiness #GoodwillWorks
    • #FabulousFindsFriday - The Man In The Yellow Hat - Duration: 65 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Enjoy a bright and fun Halloween outfit brought to you by Megan this #FabulousFindsFriday! Shop Goodwill this weekend for your last minute #HalloweenCostume needs: www.goodwillworks.org/stores. #Go...
    • Loving Your New Job - Duration: 17 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      WARNING: Loving your new job may cause uncontrollable happy dancing! Let us help you find a career you love. Visit us today: www.goodwillworks.org/JobConnection. #GoodwillWorks #HappyDance #Goodwil...
    • #FabulousFindsFriday - Rocker Costume - Duration: 36 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Shop Goodwill this weekend to pick up the pieces you need for your Rocker Halloween Costume! Find a store near you at: www.goodwillworks.org/stores. #GoodwillHalloween #ShopGoodwill
    • One Cheetah Romper for Halloween! - Duration: 38 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Megan shows us how a cute Cheetah Romper could be transformed into three outfits for less that $10 at your Goodwill! For a 'Cheetah-Girl' look pay special attention to fashionable-accessories and f...
    • DIY Spell Books - Duration: 2 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
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      Create your own spell books from some thrifted hardcovers. Add a bit of Halloween magic to any room!
    • Glam Rocker Makeup Tutorial - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Does rock and roll feed your soul? Pay tribute with a glam rocker costume this Halloween. Some Goodwill finds and the right makeup are all you need to finish the look. Visit www.goodwillworks.com f...
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