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Your Things Transform Lives.

Everyone has a past, even the donated items we receive every day at our retail stores and donation centers. It's what we do with the future that matters.

Since 1965, Goodwill Southeast Georgia has been changing lives through the power of work. With a belief in possibility and the power of second chances, donated items can help create new lives for thousands of people each year.

Meet Michael.

“Goodwill gave me back my independence by giving me the opportunity to get back into the workforce."

At the age of 40, Michael lost his sight to the hereditary disease Optic Nerve Atrophy.  Life for Michael would change tremendously as he knew it before. Because of his disability, it was hard for him to find work again. He felt as if he lost his independence.

The National Federation for the Blind School referred Michael to Goodwill. After receiving training from Goodwill, Michael gained full-time employment as a Production Tech. Michael quickly became a top producer, encouraging others to achieve their best along the way.

As an Associate, Michael is a natural leader within his team. He doesn't let his disability stop him from living his life.


How Your Donation Helps the People in Your Community

When you donate new and gently used items, such as a necklace, you help someone like Michael find a job.

Local Goodwill organizations sell your items in stores and online, and the revenue generated provides valuable employment training and job placement services for people in your community.

Meet Di'anne

Di'anne nearly lost everything to COVID; her thriving career, security, and health. Following her battle, she found herself lost, struggling to rebuild the life she had. That's when she found the Opportunity Center.

With Goodwill's support, Di'anne gained new skills, like driving a forklift, and began to take steps towards a bright future. Her undeniable drive and motivation enabled Di'anne to regain her confidence and employment with Coastal Care Partners. 

The Faces of New Lives

Learn more about some of the amazing individuals who have changed their lives with the help of generous donors like you.

Meet Anna

When Anna left high school, she struggled to maintain employment. As an individual on the spectrum, she faced difficulties in finding a job. 

At Goodwill, she found the support she needed. Our team helped connect her with a phlebotomy certification program, and provided a scholarship to attend. She recently passed the state exam and is preparing for the national exam!

Meet Nyheem

Nyheem was an enthusiastic, engaged retail associate at Goodwill who dreamed of building a long-term career. With the support of Marcy, a Goodwill Success Ambassador, Nyheem's dream became a reality.

After completing a certification at Savannah Technical College, Nyheem launched his avionics career by accepting a Cabinet Maker I position at Gulfstream Aerospace! 

Meet Wendy

When Wendy found Goodwill, she believed her past wouldn't allow her to build a future. However, Goodwill believes in second chances. Wendy's decision to join the team also provided a life-changing opportunity through an expungement clinic.

Through Goodwill's support, Wendy not only found employment but also pursued her passion for healthcare. She recently received her EMT certification, and the opportunities for her next move are endless.

Meet Alberto

Alberto has been a Goodwill associate for nearly 15 years within the AbilityOne program. His kindness, hard work, and attention to detail have been recognized and commended by his team and have helped create a strong relationship with leadership at Fort Stewart Military base where he works.

In 2021, Alberto received an award for his accomplishments and work ethic from a local organization dedicated to honoring those with disabilities in the workforce.

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Discover how your donations lead to self-empowerment.

Your future looks bright.

Are you ready to create new opportunities and transform your life? We're here to help you succeed. From boosting your job skills to getting essential financial advice, we've got your back. Your journey towards new lives starts here. Just click the link below, share your details, and let's get started together.

Goodwill Southeast Georgia

7220 Sallie Mood Drive
Savannah, GA 31406

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