Memphis Goodwill Incorporated was founded in 1927. Today, the organization employs more than 700 people in the Mid-South who would otherwise face significant barriers to employment. Memphis Goodwill defines “barriers to employment” as any physical, emotional, mental, social, educational or economic condition that has, in the past, prevented an individual from gaining employment. These individuals have experienced difficulty in their lives due to these barriers. They have been, in many cases, considered “unemployable” for one reason or another. Because of this, they have been unable to provide for themselves or their families and unable to be a productive member of a global community such as the greater Mid-South.
Goodwill has several areas where it makes its mission work possible. These areas include: Donated Goods, Contract Services, Goodwill Grounds, Goodwill Janitorial, and Vocational Rehabilitation. See more about our mission areas under our website’s “Mission Areas” section.
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