ELP Silver Partner - Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado



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Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado
Colorado Springs
 
For over half a century, Discover Goodwill has been dedicated to breaking the financial, physical, intellectual and social barriers that keep individuals from leading independent and purpose-filled lives. We accomplish this mission through over 20 diverse and innovative employment and life skills programs that foster confidence and opportunity for tens of thousands of individuals each year. These life-changing programs include our thriving social enterprises employing hundreds of individuals with economic disadvantages and developmental disabilities, a full-service staffing agency, a highly-successful career development center and revolutionary training programs like Possibilities. A significant portion of Discover Goodwill's programs and services is funded through your donations and patronage of our thrift stores. Discover Goodwill has a strong commitment to financial stewardship -- dedicating nearly 90% of our annual budget to programs that directly impact lives in our community.
 
Our Community Impact:
  • Discover Goodwill served 84,629 individuals.
  • 24,802 individuals received training and career services.
  • Discover Goodwill helped 9,101 people find jobs with community employers. We consistently rank in the top 10 among 165 Goodwills in the U.S. and Canada for job placement.
  • Discover Goodwill's economic impact from salaries earned by people who have employment because of Goodwill was $262.6 million.
  • The projected annual earnings of individuals who found employment is $72.9 million.
  • Discover Goodwill assisted 266 people at home with daily living needs.
  • 1,452 volunteers gave 44,867 hours of their time.
  • Discover Goodwill employed 1,365 people.
  • Discover Goodwill served 42counties in Colorado.
 
Our Environmental Impact:
  • Discover Goodwill diverted 56,413,261 pounds of donations from landfills.
  • 280 tons of computers were recycled.
  • 1,550,031 retail center purchases — excellent value at low prices.
  • 130,082 e-commerce transactions — convenient online shopping 24/7 at pickgoodwill.com
  • Discover Goodwill provided $100,376 in emergency clothing vouchers to 5,019 individuals in need.