When you make a financial contribution to Goodwill, you are giving the gift of a job to a Southern Nevadan in need.
In 2016, Goodwill directly placed over 3,000 people into local jobs. Goodwill also helped over 14,000 people remove their barriers to employment. Goodwill does this for free by:
Offering access to resource rooms equipped with public computers with Internet access to research prospective employers and submit online applications.
Facilitating work readiness workshops to help job seekers develop effective resumes and practice interviewing skills.
Distributing bus passes and other supportive services needed to find and keep a good job.
Providing one-on-one career coaching.
We appreciate your support of our mission to end involuntary unemployment in our community.
A job helps break the cycle of poverty.
Goodwill prepares job seekers for sustained meaningful employment, helping them become self-reliant and upwardly mobile at work and in life.
A job helps cure homelessness, hunger, addiction, crime and more.
By giving the gift of a job, you will be treating one of the causes of homelessness, hunger, addiction, crime and more, reducing the demand on other social services.
A job stabilizes families.
Recent studies concluded that the negative consequences of losing a job destabilize entire families, not just the job seeker alone. This is particularly true of Hispanic and African American families. (Source: Urban Institute – How Does Unemployment Affect Family Arrangement for Children, August 2014)
WHY GOODWILL IS A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR YOUR CHARITABLE DOLLARS
Goodwill is an upward mobility catalyst for the hardest to place job seekers.
Goodwill helps job seekers remove their barriers to employment and puts them on a customized path to learn soft skills, acquire training and ultimately find a good job. In 2016, Goodwill broke new records by providing services to over 14,000 people (across all programs combined). The agency’s employment programs put over 3,000 Nevadans into local jobs.
Goodwill’s social enterprise means 100 percent of your financial contributions directly impact job seekers.
Because Goodwill’s retail stores cover the administrative and management costs, all of the funds you contribute go directly to job training and placement services, and not our overhead.
Goodwill’s career coaches make your contributions go farther.
For every $1 contributed, individuals placed by Goodwill into local jobs earn $33. In 2016, individuals placed by Goodwill into local jobs earned $59 million in earned wages helping to build our local economy.