An Excellent Thrift Store – And More!
Goodwill is not just great thrift stores – we are much more! Your local Peru, IL Goodwill uses the profits generated from sales and puts that money back into the community! Everything you purchase – clothes, shoes, jewelry, toys – helps fund our community support programs. We provide job training, veterans’ services, and skills classes that many people would not otherwise be able to find. That’s our mission, and we want your help to carry it out!
How We Support Peru, IL
Chances are you’ve been to a Goodwill, whether it’s in Peru or another one of our Central Illinois locations. If so, you know that we’re more than just a place for clothing. Every Goodwill store has a wide selection of furniture, housewares, appliances, books, movies, music, toys, recreational items, and more! And all the purchases you make 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 our 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.
- 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 Peru, IL! Our thrift stores and community programs serve to support, educate, and strengthen communities throughout the region. We encourage you to visit one of our stores, or donate your gently-used goods and help your local community! For more information on Goodwill Industries in Peru, Morris, Kewanee, Washington, Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, Canton, Galesburg, Macomb, visit us at www.goodwillpeo.org!