Brian Edwards hadn’t worked in fourteen months. His unemployment was making him miserable when the Disabilities Board of Charleston, South Carolina recommended Goodwill®. Edwards dressed professionally and after three interviews with Goodwill® was thrilled to find out he got the job. But it wasn’t until he had been working with them for sometime that he realized that Goodwill’s® mission is helping people with disabilities find work and succeed in life. For Edwards, his experience with Goodwill® included attending Goodwill’s® Retail University and later transferring to Goodwill’s® PC Recycling Center. Without Goodwill®, Edwards would not have found his dream job. Without car donation, Goodwill&$174; would not be able to continue helping the disabled and disadvantaged find work that challenges and fulfills them. Vehicle donation has become a valuable source of funding for the training, employment and multitude of career services that Goodwill® provides. When you donate a car to Goodwill®, your car donation puts people to work and back on track in life.
Since its founding in 1902, Goodwill’s® mission has been to find work for the disabled and disadvantaged. Edgar J. Helms salvaged discarded household items from the wealthy with the purpose of giving the poor the opportunity to work, repairing them for resale. It was the start of what is now the Goodwill® Stores, and today they still provide employment for thousands of people. Though they still actively seek clothing and household items donated by the public, Goodwill® also works with vehicle donation to fund their life changing programs. Goodwill® programs are continually funded by people who are able to donate a car to charity. When you donate a used car to Goodwill®, the car that no longer served a purpose for you takes on great meaning as a car donation. Your vehicle donation provides funding for a number of Goodwill’s® services such as occupational skills training, career placement and specialized skills such as handling finances and day care. Auto donation enables Goodwill® to help people beyond finding a job so that they can learn to juggle their employment and life obligations. When you donate a car that can be used, your car donation may be used for their Wheels to Work program, a program that helps people find affordable transportation. Your auto donation means the difference between someone struggling to get to work or being independent of public transportation.