Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is based in Nashville, Tenn. The organization employs more than 2,100 people and serves 48 counties throughout Middle and West Tennessee. We operate 36 retail stores, including an outlet store, over 80 donation sites and 29 Career Solutions centers.

Founded in 1957 as a not-for-profit, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee’s mission is, “We sell donated goods to provide employment and training opportunities for people who have disabilities and others who have trouble finding and keeping jobs.”

At Goodwill we believe in giving a hand up, not a hand out – a saying coined by Goodwill’s founder, Reverend Edgar J. Helms. Helms did missionary work in the slums of Boston in the early 1900s. He hired the poor and needy to mend and repair used goods that he collected from wealthy Bostonians. The refurbished items were resold and given to the people who did the repair work, the basis for the mission of Goodwills throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is based in Nashville, Tenn. The agency employs more than 2,100 people and serves 48 counties throughout Middle and West Tennessee.

We operate 36 retail stores, including an outlet store, over 80 donation sites and 30 Career Solutions offices. Goodwill is one of Middle and West Tennessee’s largest employer of people with disabilities with more than 80 percent of our workforce reporting some type of disability or disadvantage.

Although affiliated with Goodwill Industries International in Bethesda, Md., we operate independently through our own governing board of directors.

Goodwill accepts gently-used items that donors no longer want, need or use. Those items are sold either in our retail stores or online at onlinegoodwill.com. Revenue from the sale of donated goods helps fund job training services and programs provided by Goodwill Career Solutions. In addition to retail sales, Goodwill depends on several other revenue sources, including state and local grants.

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CONTACT US: Phone: (615) 742-4151  |  Toll Free: 1-800-545-9231  |  CORPORATE OFFICE HOURSMon-Fri: 7:30am-6:00pm  |  Saturday: 8:00am-5:00pm

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