Abilene Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Donate stuff. Create jobs.

aka Goodwill-West Texas   |   Abilene, TX   |  www.goodwillwtx.org

Mission

The mission of Goodwill-West Texas is to provide opportunities for people with barriers to employment.

Notes from the nonprofit

Goodwill-West Texas is a lot more than a place to donate used household goods and clothing. We are not “just a thrift store.” Goodwill is really about changing lives and providing self-sufficiency and dignity through work; that’s why 87 cents of every dollar earned in our stores goes directly to our mission. By donating your new or gently used items, and shopping in our stores, you are helping to fulfill that mission!

Ruling year info

1983

CEO

Mr. Rick Waldraff

Main address

2200 North 1st Street

Abilene, TX 79603 USA

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Formerly known as

Abilene Goodwill Industries, Inc.

EIN

75-1867441

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

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Retail Operations Employment

Goodwill-West Texas employs over 300 individuals from all walks of life, learning ability, and backgrounds. We area second-chance employer with over 60% of our employees having a documented disability or disadvantage.

Population(s) Served

Strategically located to cover our territory, the Goodwill® Career Centers offer one-on-one training to help individuals in our communities reach their vocational goals and secure meaningful employment. The services are completely FREE and include:​​

One-on-one career counseling, identification assistance (*IDs, Drivers Licence, Birth Certificates), resume writing, interviewing skills, computer access and training, youth soft skills training and employment opportunities, job search assistance, job placement/retention.

Population(s) Served

Our Work Adjustment Training (WAT) program provides a one to three month training program designed for individuals with documented disabilities who have difficulty obtaining or maintaining employment. This referral based program is in partnership with Texas Workforce Solutions - Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS).

This program works to assist in developing realistic vocational goals, while teaching basic work skills needed to enter any occupation or skills training program. Emphasis is placed on building physical stamina, emotional tolerance and overall work behavior associated with entering /re-entering competitive employment or a supportive work environment.

Population(s) Served

Our employees receive on-the-job training and supportive services in order to adjust to Goodwill's donation process and become successful in the workplace. This program assists our employees in learning both life skills and leadership skills, setting them on a career advancement path. GoodLife is an internal program where Goodwill-West Texas employees can take the following trainings:

Basic digital skills, financial literacy, leadership skills, effective communication, and retirement planning. They can also receive computers on loan.

Population(s) Served

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Abilene Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/20/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Joey Light

Wylie Independent School District


Board co-chair

David Klement

Community Broadcast Partners