MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, working for the greater good is at the core of what we do at Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County. While our mission – to improve the quality of life for people with barriers to self-sufficiency, through the Power of Work! – is focused on serving individuals, our vision articulates a broader impact, and reflects what happens on a macro level when people receive a hand up.
Our vision, to empower people – with job training, social services and employment support – strengthens families as adults enjoy the satisfaction derived from earning a paycheck, which builds communities as people invest their time, talent, and resources into the places where they live, work and play.
We’re thankful for the donors, shoppers, volunteers, and partners who join with us to help our neighbors achieve their dreams of self-sufficiency. As you learn more about us here, we hope you’re inspired to join us in working for the greater good!
Colleen Morrone, President & CEO, Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County
History | Power of Work | Community Impact | How You Can Help | Leadership
Goodwill Industries was founded in 1902 by Reverend Edgar J. Helms in Boston Massachusetts. Following the precepts of Goodwill Industries of Boston, in 1921 Reverend J. H. Beauchamp founded Delaware’s Goodwill with the philosophy to provide a hand up, not a hand out.
Today, with just over 100 years of service, we are the oldest nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing job training and rehabilitation services in the state of Delaware.
In the 1990s our capacity to serve increased as we absorbed Delaware County, PA into our territory and added new program areas – Goodwill Industrial Services and Goodwill Staffing Services – to create jobs and serve our business community.
POWER OF WORK
Since our founding in 1921, our purpose has been to discover the productive capabilities inherent in all people. Over the years we’ve provided job skills training, employment support, case management and more – all at no cost to the consumer – with positive outcomes for tens of thousands of people and, by extension, families.
Keeping ourselves accountable. Our annual community impact report/annual report illustrates how we served, how our program areas performed, and how we allocated revenue to position us for growth and expanded opportunities to serve.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Source your temporary workforce from Goodwill Staffing Services
Contract with Goodwill Industrial Services
Attend and sponsor the Goodwill Inspiration Awards
Make a monetary contribution
Donate gently used items
Shop our stores and outlet
Shop with us online
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