According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 270,000 people unemployed in Arizona (as of December 2011). As the leading nonprofit for putting people to work in Arizona, Goodwill is committed to making a dramatic dent in that statistic.
By operating 47 retail stores and nine standalone donation centers, we were able to generate $80 million in revenue in 2011. Those funds help the unemployed by placing them in jobs within our organization and in their communities.
Last year’s productivity proves that our impact is being felt as we were able to provide services to 35,956 individuals and achieved 12,481 job placements throughout central Arizona.
As a result, Goodwill of Central Arizona made a $300 million impact on Maricopa County, Yuma and Prescott in 2011, which is more than even the Fiesta Bowl brings.
As you review our Annual Report for Goodwill of Central Arizona, you will observe that our organization is fiscally strong. Through our community partnerships, fundraisers, job fairs and outreach efforts, we are poised to experience even more success in 2012.
We thank our donors, shoppers, volunteers, staff and Board of Directors for supporting our Mission to Put People to Work.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Goodwill of Central Arizona