Success Stories

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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.


Shannon’s Goodwill GoodCare Story

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

Christy's StoryFor 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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Missy’s Story

Missy's StoryMissy 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 StoryThrough 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.