Goodwill Industries International is one of the world’s largest nonprofit providers of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Goodwill operates as a network of 184 independent organizations in the U.S., Canada and 14 other countries. In 2007, Goodwills collectively earned more than $3.16 billion, and used 84 percent of that revenue to provide employment and training services to more than 1,113,000 individuals.
Goodwill's logo is a stylized letter "g" that resembles a smiling face.
Today Goodwill has become a $3.16 billion nonprofit organization. Helms described Goodwill as an "industrial program as well as a social service enterprise...a provider of employment, training and rehabilitation for people of limited employability, and a source of temporary assistance for individuals whose resources were depleted."
Goodwill will generally always accept donations of clothing, shoes, books, accessories (handbags, belts), and consumer electronics. Even if they are deemed unfit to be sold in Goodwill's retail stores, these items can be sold as bulk lots, and thus can still generate income.
Depending on regional laws, the value of the goods donated can be used as a tax deduction.
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