Goodwill Central East Texas exists to make a lasting difference in our community. Here’s a quick glance at the impact being made in the six counties we serve!
THE PAST YEARS NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
Our volunteers assisted Goodwill in providing opportunities for those with disabilities and other barriers to employment. The volunteers allowed us to provide assistance with IRS Income Tax Returns, provide assistance to clients with wrap-around services such as computer training, resume development, and connecting to other community resources.
Donated Goods Retail Program
The Donated Goods Retail (DGR) program consists of the following: attended donation centers, traditional retail stores, an ecommerce “virtual” store, the logistics department (for moving donations, storing donations, and supporting the retail stores), and the post-retail/recycling operation. The collection & sale of donated goods produces revenue Goodwill uses to provide employment-related services to the community. More importantly, however, each department in the DGR program serves as a training center where clients with disabilities and other barriers to employment gain valuable skills needed to prepare for and or integrate back into the world of work.
LBS OF DONATIONS
LBS DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS
REVENUE FOR MISSION SUPPORT
WITH DISABILITIES AND OTHER BARRIERS
Our employees include short-term, paid on-the-job training clients and persons with disabilities and barriers to employment. Changing lives through work isn’t just a motto, it’s our way of business.
Mission Services Program
The Mission Services Program provides an array of services that prepare clients for employment via job training and placement services. Our Support Jobs Plus program is focused on assisting individuals with disabilities and significant barriers to employment via work-based experience and skills training. Goodwill’s Job Skills Academy provides nationally recognized certifications: in QuickBooks, Forklift, UX Design, Data Analytics, Project Management, and more. In addition to these services, Goodwill provides services to Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWC), YouthAhead -local ISD(s), community service, and vouchers. These services are funded through Donated Goods Retail program revenues, fee-for-service funds, public & private grants, & donor contributions.
TAX RETURNS PREPARED
SAVED IN TAX PREP FEES
Childcare Services Program
CHILDCARE SUBSIDIES PROVIDED
HOURS QUALITY TRAINING
Goodwill also partners with Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas to oversee the new Childcare Services (CCS) program, which provides financial assistance/subsidies for childcare to low-income families in the 12-county Deep East Texas region in order to help them find/retain employment and participate in training/education programs as they work to improve their lives and the lives of their children. Once approved to participate in the program, the children of eligible parents are referred to quality childcare providers for care. The CCS program also provides participating childcare providers and staff with quality assessment, training, and mentoring to assist them in improving the quality of care they provide to children and families in the CCS program.
Contract Services Program
The Contract Services Program creates job opportunities for people with disabilities while simultaneously providing needed services and products to state & federal agencies in the local communities we serve. Currently, we have contracts with state governmental agencies whereby we hire people with disabilities to fill open positions they have available or provide needed services in their facilities
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES EMPLOYEED
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