MISSION

Older workers often find themselves needing to rejoin the workforce following retirement. Your Goodwill helped Ben, a veteran, get work as a shuttle driver in the hospitality industry. 

OUR MISSION IS TO GET PEOPLE JOBS

Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide education, employment and training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, and to maximize the quality of life for each individual served.

Goodwill is an innovative and sustainable social enterprise that turns donations of gently used goods into new jobs and new careers for the members of our local community. We provide employment, job training and other community-based programs for people with disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and clients facing other challenges to finding employment.

At Goodwill, we believe that work creates the economic energy that builds strong families and strong communities. Work helps build self-confidence, friendships and independence. Everyone deserves a chance to have those things in life. Goodwill provides that chance.

You may know us for our famous thrift stores and donation centers. But, do you know what happens to those items you donate and we sell? Find out by watching the video above. 

WE DO IT BECAUSE JOBS MATTER

For over 100 years, Goodwill’s all over our country have focused on helping fight unemployment. We do it because jobs matter more than you might have ever imagined:

 

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.

 

A job stabilizes families

Recent studies* concluded that the negative consequences of losing a job extend far beyond the individual and destabilize families.

*(Source: Urban Institute – How Does Unemployment Affect Family Arrangement for Children, August 2014)

YOU CAN HELP GOODWILL FULFILL OUR MISSION