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"Goodwill is more than just a company. It's a ministry, because it encourages people." A retired machinist, Robert quickly learned retirement life wasn't for him. "I needed a little extra income, and I didn't want to sit around the house," he says. "But no one wanted...

"There's a 'blind vine'," JoAnne said with a laugh, explaining how she found Goodwill after a not-so-welcome break from the job market when she moved to Nashville from Delaware several years ago. "I heard about Goodwill from other folks in the Nashville area who are...

Born with arthrogryposis, or clubbed feet and hands, Caltera was told by her doctors that she'd never walk or talk. She wasn't expected to be able to care for herself or be independent. Those negative messages only strengthened her resolve. Caltera walked into Goodwill...

[caption id="attachment_868" align="alignright" width="180"]Jose Ortega[/caption] I love that, at Goodwill, we can help ex-offenders, people with disabilities, people out of the workforce for a while, etc. to make a difference in their own lives. We offer training and computer classes that make a huge difference in...

Brent worked as a truck driver for years, hauling goods across the United States — until five years ago, when he suffered a torn retina. He underwent seven surgeries to repair the retina, but all were unsuccessful; he'd completely lost sight in his right eye. His...

Tabitha was born with a hearing impairment, but she has never let it hold her back. After completing a degree in computer systems, however, she couldn't get a job in her field. "I applied at several IT companies, but they didn't hire me because of my...

For most people, there is one obvious reason to have a job: a paycheck. There’s nothing wrong with that.  We have to be able to provide for our loved ones and ourselves.  Clothing, food, shelter—these things aren’t free. Danny is no different.  He needs money.  He has...

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