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.
During his senior year of high school, Vander, a young person with a disability, began to notice that opportunities were quickly passing him by. While he had the right personality, he was being passed over for jobs because he did not have the educational and professional experience they required.
In the fall of 2010, after recognizing Vander’s desire for success,
Construction program and encouraged her to apply. Patricia didn’t know if the training would lead to a job, but she was open and willing to learn.
Soon after graduating from the program Goodwill was so impressed with Patricia that we offered her a job as a retail team leader at one of our stores.
Before Robert came to Goodwill he was in a halfway house while searching for employment. He came across our flyer and decided to go through our 12 week Pathway out of Poverty construction program. After his training, he received an opportunity to work as a donation attendant at Goodwill’s Glebe Road donation center.
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