Success Stories

Over the last 75 years, Thousands have passed through Goodwill of Greater Washington's doors, and have left with a greater since of self-worth and purpose, and a new found motivation fueled through education, but most importantly, employment.  Read some of the success stories to see for yourself the impact that Goodwill has in the community through individuals.

 


Faces of Goodwill | Katrina Glover-Souder

Faces of Goodwill | Katrina Glover-Souder

Before Katrina came to Goodwill she faced numerous hardships in life. When she came across the HOPE (Hospitality Outreach Pathways to Employment) program, she prayed this would give her the opportunity she was seeking to gain employment in a growing industry.

Katrina almost gave up while in class because she was discouraged by a grade that she received on a test, but after a “pep talk” from a HOPE staff member she scored 100% on her next test and was able to graduate in September.

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Faces of Goodwill | Sierra Parson

Faces of Goodwill | Sierra Parson

A disability doesn’t hinder someone from being a productive and valuable employee. We’ve helped many people with disabilities find jobs — people like Sierra Parson who is now employed with Glen’s Garden Market and living a more independent life!

[view Sierra's video]

At Goodwill jobs aren’t just a paycheck. They’re a road to self-sufficiency!

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Faces of Goodwill | Melvin Howell's Success Story

Faces of Goodwill | Melvin Howell's Success Story

When Melvin enrolled in Goodwill's Green Construction training program, he was a bit skeptical. But when he saw Goodwill's dedication and determination to help him gain employment, his negative perspective began to change. See how his life transformed after graduating from the program.

[view Melvin's video]

At Goodwill jobs aren’t just a paycheck. They’re a road to self-sufficiency!

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