More than Just a Thrift Store
Goodwill is not just thrift stores, donation centers, or community outreach. We are all of that and more! We use the profits generated from sales and put that money back into the community through outreach programs! Everything you purchase at Goodwill, from clothes to books to table lamps, funds our programs. We provide job training, veterans’ services, and youth programs 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
Chances are you’ve been to a Goodwill, whether it’s in Washington or another one of our Central Illinois locations. If so, you know that we’re more than just a place for affordable 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, 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.
- 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 Washington, IL community! Our thrift stores and community programs serve to support, educate, and strengthen the people of Peoria and Central Illinois. 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 Washington, Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, Canton, Galesburg, Macomb, Kewanee, Morris, and Peru, visit us at www.goodwillpeo.org!