Success Stories

You Change Lives When You Donate and Shop

Through your support of Goodwill you are changing the lives of individuals who participate in Goodwill job training and employment programs. To read more about Goodwill programs click here.

Patrick Curtis stands behind two computer monitors, text overlay reads, Patrick's Story

Patrick’s Goodwill Story

When Patrick’s work life took an unexpected turn, he needed a career that would enable him to support his family. Goodwill’s IT Training program, Careers in Technology, provided Patrick the means and support to get where he wanted to be.
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Laura McKay stands beside a rack of clothing at a Goodwill store. Text overlay in blue reads, Laura's Story

Laura’s Goodwill Story

Laura McKay participates in Goodwill’s Organizational Employment program and has worked at the Rocky Mount Jobs Campus and retail store for 30 years. Watch Laura’s story and find out how her work at Goodwill gives her purpose.
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Carol's Goodwill GoodCare Story

Carol’s Goodwill GoodCare Story

Carol describes how Goodwill’s GoodCare Program helped her reach her goal of working in the healthcare industry while supporting six children on her own.
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Wyatt's Story

Wyatt’s Story

Wyatt participates in Goodwill’s Discovery Services program, which helps individuals with disabilities develop life skills and build relationships to help them achieve greater independence. Hear how Wyatt came to Goodwill and what it means to him to be a part of the program.
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Christy's Story

Christy’s Story

For Christy, past mistakes led to time in prison. Upon release, she was determined to change her life, but had trouble finding a job. Christy took part in the GoodStart Prisioner Re-Entry Program. And now Christy explains, “Goodwill has helped me see my potential and everything that I can do. . . I have so many blessings, so many things in my life are because of Goodwill. I don’t know what I would do if I had not come to Goodwill.”
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Shannon's Goodwill GoodCare Story

Shannon’s Goodwill GoodCare Story

Shannon describes how Goodwill’s GoodCare Program helped her reach her goal of working in the healthcare industry.
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Missy's Story

Missy’s Story

Missy participates in Goodwill’s Discovery Services program, which helps individuals with disabilities develop life skills and build relationships to help them achieve greater independence. Hear how Missy came to Goodwill and what it means to her to be a part of the program.
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Toni’s Story

When the sole responsibility for raising 4 grandchildren fell to her, Toni Patterson had to leave her job of 25 years. With the burden of caring for young children on little-to-no income, Toni struggled for years to make ends meet. When it became necessary for her to raise her great-granddaughter, Toni knew she had to find a way to build a better life for them both…
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Marty's Story

Marty’s Story

Through Goodwill’s Community Work Adjustment Training program, Marty was able to gain the skills necessary to find employment and build the confidence he needed to be successful.
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Find more success stories on Goodwill’s YouTube Page and in Our Community Impact Reports.

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