Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc.
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The mission of Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. We are 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. Nationally, last year, Goodwill agencies across the country collectively provided employment and training services to more than 720,000 individuals. When you give to Goodwill, you're opening doors to employment, independence, and opportunity for people in your community. Your charitable gifts to Goodwill provide job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities; people who want to work, so they can earn a living, support their families, and enjoy the benefits that independence, self-sufficiency, and personal contribution afford. At Goodwill, we believe work builds strong families, and creates the economic energy that builds strong communities. And at Goodwill, everything - from your donations, to the revenue they generate, to the specialized training it provides - everything stays in the community. Goodwill was founded in early 1900s in Boston, Massachusetts by the Reverend Edgar Helms. In the hopes of aiding the poor and unfortunate, Reverend Helms collected used household goods and clothing in from wealthier communities for distribution to those in need. When left with "less-than-desirab