About Us

We like to define ourselves as people who love making a difference. Goodwill of Central Arizona is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit agencies in the state and is nationally recognized as the leader in empowering disadvantaged individuals to achieve their highest level of personal and economic independence. We help them develop new skills so they can succeed at work, achieve their goals and eliminate anything that stands in their way.


History & Commitment

 A Tradition of Keeping People Going

A Tradition of Keeping People Going

Goodwill of Central Arizona, founded in 1947, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to serve people with disabilities or those who would otherwise face obstacles to entering the workforce. In 2013, more than 59,000 people received services at Goodwill and 23,506 were placed in competitive employment. We put people to work.

Our operating revenue is generated primarily through the collection of donated clothing and household goods that are sold in our retail stores. These stores are located in the Phoenix area, Prescott and Yuma. 90¢ of every dollar Goodwill earns returns to the organization’s community programs that help individuals prepare for and find work.

We are a part of Goodwill Industries International, Inc., a network of 166 autonomous member organizations in North America.


Organizational Values

Organizational Values

Our Customers Customers include our donors, shoppers, program participants, funding organizations and community stakeholders. We treat each customer with respect and welcome their input.

Our Team Customers include our donors, shoppers, partners and employees round out team. All team efforts promote diversity, accountability, honesty, ethical behavior, safety and fun in our working relationships.

Our Results Commitment to ongoing continuous improvement in order to achieve measurable success in all areas of operations.

The Power of Work Persons with employment barriers experience the power of work through our diverse operations, and development programs.


 Commitment & Vision

Commitment & Vision

We put people to work. Through the work of Goodwill, all people will have the opportunity to learn, work and achieve their greatest potential.


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