2018 Community Impact Report Now Available
View stories of success & discover the impact of your support

The 2018 Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Community Impact Report highlights how community support enabled Goodwill to impact the lives of 47,288 people who needed assistance getting back to work or gaining greater independence.

New Charlottesville Store Opens with Lines Comparable to Black Friday
Two former locations were combined into one, larger store
Charlottesville Checkout Lines
On March 27th, Goodwill celebrated the Grand Opening of the newly relocated Charlottesville Store. The new store is located in the former Gander Mountain location on Route 29 North and provides the public with a larger, newer, and easier-to-shop location. It is also easily accessible on Route 29 at a traffic signal and features a convenient, drive-thru Donation Center, ample parking spaces, the familiar faces of the Charlottesville Pantops & Route 29 South Goodwill store teams, and the same high-quality, low cost items that customers who have shopped at Goodwill for years have come to expect.

Donations and Hope
Goodwill & Google Initiative Has Local Impact
Google Digital Career Accelerator program helped local resident

Brandon Ruth
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys has participated in the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator program since 2017 through the initiative with Goodwill Industries International (GII) and Google.org. The program provides digital skills training to U.S. workers and was designed to meet a range of needs - from basic keyboarding to advanced computer programming - to sharpen the digital skills of today's workers and provide the necessary training that are specific to entry- and mid-level occupations. Due to the program's success, GII and Google.org are expanding the program nationwide.

Dinner in the Dark Raises Awareness and Funds to Help Individuals with Visual Impairments
A fundraiser for New Vision at Goodwill

Man in Night Vision Goggles
On April 4th, Goodwill hosted Dinner in the Dark at the Hotel Roanoke to raise funds for the New Vision program. Guests were able to be a part of a unique event that not only heightened their culinary experience, but also raised their awareness of what it might be like to live with visual impairments.
Be A Part of the Goodwill Team
Donor Spotlight
Jenn Gowen

If you joined us for Goodwill's Annual Awards Ceremony on May 7th, you saw Jenn Gowen receive the Outstanding Employee award for Support Services. You probably also picked up on how passionate Jenn is about Goodwill's mission in the community - a passion that's contagious to everyone who meets her. Jenn lives out that passion each day she comes to work in Goodwill's Finance department. But she is also one of our many employees who chooses to donate part of each paycheck back to Goodwill.
Building Brighter Futures
A message from our President & CEO, Bruce Phipps

As we reflect back on 2018, we see that there are brighter futures for the members of the Goodwill workforce, both our own associates and individuals we have served through Goodwill programming. We also recognize that we were able to provide services because of the community members and employers who chose to support Goodwill.


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Goodwill Mission
Helping people and families in our
community achieve a better life
through  work and independence.
Goodwill Vision
Through the work of Goodwill all 
people  with have the opportunity
to achieve their greatest potential.

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys