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1 Goodwill Industries International & AgrAbility National AgrAbility Workshop Wichita, Kansas November 11, 2008

2 The Power of Work We believe that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendship. Everyone deserves a chance to have these. Goodwill provides that chance.

3 Our Heritage For more than 100 years, Goodwill has been helping people find jobs, support their families, and feel the satisfaction that comes from earning a paycheck. –Founded in 1902 in Boston by Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister and early social innovator. –Dr. Helms' vision set an early course for what today has become a $3.2 billion nonprofit organization.

4 When you donate to Goodwill, you help us fulfill our mission. Mission Retail & Commercial Services Donations  Goodwill funds our mission by selling your donated clothing and household goods in 2,200+ retail stores and an online auction site, Highlights  65 million donors.  84 percent of revenues funded employment programs and support services.  1.1 million people benefited from Goodwill career services.  140,056 people placed in competitive jobs.  $3.2 billion total revenue.

5 The Goodwill Model Participant Success Community Based Approach Jobs and other Services Community Advocacy Training & Career Advancement Post Employment Support Public/Private Partnerships

6 People with Disabilities

7 Goodwill & AgrAbility As a new national partner in AgrAbility, Goodwill will: –Educate Goodwills about the program in all current AgrAbility states –Educate AgrAbility programs about Goodwill –Coordinate trainings in three non-AgrAbility states each year

8 Goodwill in the United States

9 Family Strengthening Other Goodwill contributions to AgrAbility: –We will bring our family and financial strengthening approach to the work, which includes cultivation of community partnerships to gain access to valuable support services; youth and adult education, training, and career support; and financial education and asset building activities.

10 Outreach and Support for Veterans 750 Service-Connected Disabilities Goodwill will work with its national AgrAbility partners and state programs to build the capacity to assist returning veterans. Many Goodwill member organizations have dedicated programs for Veterans.

11 Contact Eric Olson Goodwill National AgrAbility Coordinator Goodwill Industries International Indianola Drive Rockville, MD (800) , ext


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