Success Stories

The happily ever afters never end.

Everyone at Goodwill is extremely proud of the long list of people we’ve been able to help make more of their lives. But we couldn’t have done it without your generous donations. Together, we’ve backed programs that have helped Arizona’s young and old overcome some pretty large obstacles. And in the end, create many stories worth retelling. Here are just a few.


Francisco

Francisco

After participating in the 2010 Summer Youth Work Experience Program, Francisco Mungia believes he has the tools to succeed for the rest of his life...

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Tyrone

Tyrone

Tyrone Coleman was out of work for almost two years before finding a Goodwill of Central Arizona Career Center...

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Jabbar

Jabbar

If you sit down and have a conversation with Jabbar Muhammad, you’ll have a hard time believing that he has a shy bone in his body...

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Jason

Jason

Jason Kerns, 25, is confident that his experiences with Goodwill during the past seven months have set him on a path of success for life...

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Lynn

Lynn

Lynn Eide, a 61-year-old mother and Phoenix resident, believes that it is never too late for anyone to learn skills that will make them more...

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Roxanne

Roxanne

Roxanne Saldana is confident that great things are in store for her and her family thanks in part to the assistance she received from Goodwill...

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Sally

Sally

Sally Ockenfels is an excellent example of how Goodwill transforms individuals with barriers into shining stars...

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Teri

Teri

Teri Shamblin is proof that it is never too late to learn something new. Moreover, the 56-year-old grandmother from Phoenix is proof that...

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Mary

Mary

One of our current scholarship recipients, Mary Mulryan, is aspiring to help others through her education...

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Michael

Michael

Michael Attson, a recent program participant who used Goodwill’s services to obtain his GED, that foundation has brought the self-confidence and motivation...

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Estrella

Estrella

Estrella Lopez was first referred to Goodwill of Central Arizona in 2001 by Home Base Youth Services. After working with a counselor in Goodwill’s Youth...

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Lisa

Lisa

Since Lisa Gross was honored with a 2005 Goodwill Youth Participant of the Year award, her life has been a rollercoaster ride to say the least...

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John

John

The future is looking bright for John Boyd after Goodwill helped him find work as a dryer operator with Sodexo Commercial Linen Exchange in Phoenix...

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