Who We Are

“We train people to work – because Jobs Change Lives”

Goodwill is many things. We are a non-profit. We are a retailer. We are a business solutions provider. We are a recycler. But most importantly, we are a leader in workforce development.

Goodwill of Southeast Georgia is part of a network of 165 Goodwill organizations throughout the world. Each Goodwill organization operates independently, with local staff and a local volunteer board of directors. This structure allows each organization to address the unique workforce development needs of the individuals and businesses in their designated territory. Goodwill of Southeast Georgia serves 29 counties in Georgia and 4 counties in South Carolina.

We help job seekers and businesses. We deliver our mission through customized job search training, skills training, employment placement and other services. Our focus is on helping individuals with disabilities and other obstacles to employment. We take great pride in bringing work-ready individuals and businesses together.

To achieve our vision, we focus on long-term employment solutions by addressing our clients’ practical issues while inspiring their hope and self-confidence. Every time you donate your gently used items at one of our stores or donation sites, you help us deliver our mission and realize our vision to individuals in need of a hand up, not a hand out.

Goodwill of Southeast Georgia

A Retailer

A large part of our mission funding comes from our
stores and donated goods operation. We operate 16
stores and outlets. Our stores exist as the primary
economic engine for mission, but they also provide
work experience for some of our clients and
sometimes permanent employment.

A Recycler

At Goodwill we were “green” before “being green”
was cool. Our operation is based on reuse and
recycling. In fact, we keep more than 14 million
pounds of textiles, household items, and e-waste
out of area landfills every year.

A Business Solutions Provider

Everyone knows we operate stores, but many don’t
know that we offer commercial services for
businesses, too. From janitorial and grounds keeping
services, to temporary staffing, kitting and
manufacturing to workforce solutions – Goodwill
helps hundreds of area businesses every year.

A Leader in Workforce Development

Every day, Goodwill professionals are working to bring job seekers and businesses together in mutually beneficial ways.
It starts with understanding the goals of each individual job seeker and making sure we are in tune
with the employment opportunities and employer needs in our communities.
We also stay on top of public policy issues as they impact our economy and the businesses and individuals working in it.

When all is said and done, we build communities that work.

Goodwill of Southeast Georgia has grown tremendously since its start.


People Served


People Served