To find a list of Goodwill store locations, first navigate to the official Goodwill website at Goodwill.org. Choose the appropriate category boxes to filter the store results, and enter a city or zip code. Click "Find" to generate an interactive map with icons that indicate nearby Goodwill store locations.
The Goodwill store locator lies in a blue box near the top of the home page with five selectable category boxes, as seen on the Goodwill website. The boxes can be selected to filter search results to show Goodwill retail stores, outlets, job and career centers, the headquarters and donation sites. Each icon on the interactive location map is color-coded to indicate the type of store. Click an icon to bring up the store's address, hours of operation and the directions to the store.
Goodwill was established in 1902 by Edgar J. Helms, according to Goodwill. Helms collected used goods and clothing and hired the poor to mend and repair goods. As of 2015, Goodwill stands as a $4 billion non-profit organization with over 165 community-based networks around North America. Each local Goodwill applies for membership and accreditation and must abide by the Goodwill Industries International guidelines. Goodwill provides customized training and services to individuals that are searching for a job, pursuing a certification or degree and attempting to improve finances.