Since 1916, Goodwill Southern California’s mission has been to Transform Lives Through the Power of Work. We serve individuals with disabilities and disadvantages, as well as businesses, by providing education, training, work experience and job placement services.
Goodwill started its mission by collecting donated items through the distribution of empty burlap sacks to students, businessmen and others who wanted to help. The garments were repaired by people who were unemployed and sold at very low prices. The repair shop become known as Goodwill Industries. Today, Goodwill assists more than 30,000 people each year with educational and vocational training, job placement & other career services. Goodwill offers a number of services to help us achieve our mission to enhance the quality of the lives of people who have disabilities and other vocational disadvantages by assisting them to become productive and self-sufficient through education, training and job opportunities. Our services include: - Assistance for those looking for a new job or job training - Business Assistance - Assistance for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing - Assistance for individuals with disabilities - Assistance for those seeking new technology to aid persons with disabilities in the workplace - Employment Preparation Training
Every time you donate, shop or use our services, you help Transform Lives Through the Power of Work.