Goodwill: A Community Institution
If you’re searching for the best thrift stores in Pekin, IL, look no further than Goodwill! You can find a variety of excellent pre-owned household and recreational goods for sale!
However, Goodwill is not just thrift stores or consignment shops. We use the profits generated from sales and put them right back into the Pekin, IL community! Everything you purchase at Goodwill, from clothes to books to table lamps, funds our programs. We provide job training, veterans’ services, and skills classes that many people would not otherwise be able to find. That’s the mission of Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois.
The Power of Your Purchase
Contrary to popular belief, people from all walks of life shop in thrift stores, not just those who may be in need. Goodwill carries clothes for people of all shapes and sizes, including formal wear! We also often carry a sizable selection of household appliances, literature, multimedia, and recreational items! Plus, when you make a purchase at one of our Pekin, IL stores, you are helping to fund our community support programs.
- Veterans’ Services – Goodwill helps provide living and medical assistance, job training, and a reliable support network to veterans in Central Illinois, so they can successfully reintegrate into society. Information on the General Wayne A. Downing Home for Veterans, our Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program, and Goodwill Veterans Employment Program can be found on our website.
- Job Skills Training – In our eClasses and Employment Services Centers, people can learn how to properly write a resume, prepare for interviews, fill out applications, and even receive hands-on forklift training! Goodwill also accepts applications for our own stores. Goodwill even offers classes to help people in their life outside of the workplace, in such subjects as time management and conflict resolution. Click here for more information!
- Youth Services – One of the most important parts of community outreach is helping local youths. Goodwill’s youth services include the “GoodGuides” youth mentoring program, career seminars and workshops to give teens hands-on work experience, and classroom career training!
Committed to the Community!
Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois is committed to serving the Pekin, IL community! Our thrift stores and community programs serve to support, educate, and strengthen Pekin and the Central Illinois region. We encourage you to visit us to purchase or donate gently-used goods and help your local community! For more information on Goodwill Industries in Pekin, Peoria, East Peoria, Washington, Canton, Galesburg, Macomb, Kewanee, Morris, and Peru, visit us at www.goodwillpeo.org!