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Goodwill prides itself on being a good steward of resources given to us by our donors. Financial contributions play a significant role in our ability to carry out our mission and provide access to programs and services that prepare individuals for today’s workforce.

Contributions help foster expansion and innovation to tackle community challenges, allowing Goodwill to create and improve services that move individuals toward personal and professional success.

When you donate to Goodwill, you’re making an investment in people, strengthening families and communities, and energizing the economy.

Your financial contributions help support important workforce development programs and support services for individuals with disabilities or disadvantages including through our Workforce Connection Centers and Community Access Points,  EmpowerOne program and Day Services programs.

At Goodwill’s Workforce Connection Centers and Community Access Points,  individuals can receive assistance searching local job listings, participate in resume building and interviewing workshops, interview on-site with employers looking to fill open positions, access computers and the internet, and request help setting up email accounts and filling out job applications. Currently, there are four Workforce Connection Centers in metro Milwaukee and we partner with Sojourner Family Peace Center, Guest House of Milwaukee, and multiple branches of the Milwaukee Public Library fo rour Community Access points. Services at all locations are provided free of charge for anyone seeking help finding a job.

Our Day Services programs offer adults with disabilities a personalized and engaging approach to gaining confidence and independence through daily programming and community outings. Through structured and self-directed activities, Day Services programs help foster a sense of self-worth, empower individuals to make their own decisions and provide valuable social-skill development.
EmpowerOne launched in 2017 with a goal of providing a network of services that would allow individuals with disabilities to follow their own path to employment in the community. This program offers a range of services participants can choose from to fit their individual goals including soft skill building, on-the-job training and connection to community employment opportunities. .

Donor Privacy Policy

Our financial donors’ privacy is of utmost importance to us. Please visit our Donor Privacy Policy page to learn how Goodwill protects the privacy of our donors.

Annual Report

If you would like to learn more about where your money goes, visit our Annual Report page. Here you will learn about our accomplishments from the past year with the community, amazing stories of people receiving services and a financial summary.

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Mission Story

Meet Molly — a fun, active and social young woman who attends Goodwill’s Waukesha Day Services program. Summer is always busy for Molly and Goodwill program members, as their days are filled with outdoor activities like Garden Club, sailboat excursions on Lake Michigan and trips to the Milwaukee County Zoo (one of Molly’s favorites!)

Meet Molly — a fun, active and social young woman who attends Goodwill’s Waukesha Day Services program.


Along with Molly, 30 other participants come to the Waukesha site each week to learn, enjoy group activities, and practice their communication skills, as they socialize with others. In addition to fun outdoor outings, favorite activities include indoor bowling, movie Fridays and creating rhythms and songs in music therapy sessions.

Supporting adults with disabilities to enjoy active and fulfilling lives is the mission of Goodwill’s Day Services programs, which includes encouraging independence. A key part of the program is advocating participant choice in their day-to-day experiences.

“I see participants thrive when they are able to make decisions when given choices of activities or outings they want to participate in. They give input during participant council meetings I hold,” says Case Manager, Tina J.

Involving participants in creating the monthly activities calendar is one of the ways individuals are empowered to communicate and share their interests with the group. The variety of options allows participants to experience new things out in the greater community, while still enjoying longtime favorite activities. These opportunities and group experiences foster growth in learning and independence in the lives of each participant, including Molly.

“In Molly’s time here, I’ve witnessed her make new friends, choose the activities she wants to participate in, increase her communication and learn how to constructively work through emotions when feeling frustrated or mad. I’m very proud to work in this program at this center,” shares Tina.

Goodwill’s Day Services programs are made possible because of your purchases and donations at our Goodwill Store & Donation Centers. Thank you for your continued support of our mission!

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Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

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Metropolitan Chicago -
Administration
Tel: (312) 994-1440