Organizational Background & Mission:
Goodwill’s Mission Statement: Through the sale of donated items, Goodwill provides job readiness, job placement and skills training programs for people who are unemployed and face barriers to employment.
Goodwill Industries Middle TN, Inc. was incorporated in 1957. Initially, this Goodwill primarily worked with people who had disabilities by providing job training and other services. In 1994, the mission was expanded to include individuals without disabilities who had challenges ranging from a lapse in work history, no work history, lack of education and those with criminal backgrounds. The agency employs more than 2000 people with a territory covering 48 of the 95 counties in Tennessee. We operate 33 retail stores, 73 donation sites and 24 Career Solutions’ offices. Goodwill is one of the largest employers of persons with disabilities and more than 80% of our workforce reports having some type of disability or disadvantaging condition.