Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada, Inc. (Goodwill) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with Board of Directors’ approval, has voluntarily filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code effective Friday, August 11, 2017 at 3PM.
The law firm of Larson & Zirzow, LLC has been retained to guide us through the reorganization process. Please direct all Chapter 11 reorganization related inquiries including press and media inquiries to:
At Goodwill of Southern Nevada, we accept the community’s gifts in the form of donated goods and transform them into revenue through our iconic stores. We use the store revenues to fund our charitable mission, which is to provide free job training and placement services to unemployed people in our community. Over the last five years, we strategically expanded our donated goods retail business. In Fall of 2016, our stores began to experience a decline in sales corresponding with the nation-wide retail downturn. The recent expansion, the retail downturn, and increased operating costs to run our retail stores all have led us to make the difficult decision to file for Chapter 11 reorganization. Thus, we have retained the services of Larson and Zirzow, LLC to develop a plan and facilitate reorganization.
Will Goodwill’s mission change?
No, we are committed to helping the youth, adults and veterans in our community get good, secure jobs than at any other time in our history. For now, our current mission programs will operate as usual. If you are a veteran or a direct family member of a veteran, you can expect to still receive help from our Veteran Career Coaches as part of our Veteran Integration Program. If you are unemployed and struggling to find and secure work, you can still visit us at our Career Connections Centers to get free access to computers, resume help, educational workshops and more. Click here to learn more about our Mission.
Will Goodwill continue to operate stores?
Yes. Goodwill of Southern Nevada will continue to operate Thrift Stores and Clearance Centers. Our shoppers should continue to expect to find one of a kind treasures and everyday values at Goodwill. And, we need your purchases now more than ever to continue our mission of putting unemployed Nevadans back to work. Click here to find a location near you.
Can I still donate items I no longer need or want?
Yes, please. As a donor, you can expect to receive the same service you have come to expect from Goodwill’s Donation Ambassadors at our Stores and Attended Donation Centers. We need your donations now more than ever to continue our mission to put unemployed people to work in local jobs and to protect our environment. Click here do find an Attended Donation center.
What is Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s local impact?
As one of Southern Nevada’s largest 501(c)(3) nonprofits, Goodwill’s impact is felt in many ways from workforce development to environmental. In 2016, Goodwill’s Career Connections Centers and other programs for youth, adults and veterans served over 14,000 individuals while placing over 3,000 directly into local jobs. Thanks to the over 850,000 donors of goods, Goodwill diverted over 26 million pounds from our local landfill in 2016.
How the public can help:
Shopping for incredible bargains and treasures at any of our Goodwill Thrift Stores.