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OUR STORY

Founded in Santa Clara County in 1928, Goodwill of Silicon Valley is dedicated to improving employment opportunities, increasing standards of living, providing economic independence, and restoring our clients’ sense of self-worth. We do this through workforce creation, vocational training, and environmental stewardship.  With 18 retail stores, an online store, an extensive reuse/recycling operation, and our Contract Services division, we help people overcome barriers to employment, build sustainable livelihoods, and transform their lives and communities.

OUR MISSION

Goodwill of Silicon Valley’s mission is to support our employees, our customers, and people with challenging barriers to employment; to raise their standard of living and improve their lives through our services and social enterprise.

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

attended our After School programs in 2019.

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POUNDS OF GOODS

were diverted from local landfills in 2019.

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VETERANS

received assistance and services in 2019.

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PEOPLE SERVED

via Mission Services department in 2019.

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    Goodwill of Silicon Valley Employee Testimonials

    I first started as Case Manager with the NOW Program in July 2014 and after two years I transitioned to an In Custody Instructor . The experience has been very rewarding because I had the opportunity to work with the population that I’m very passionate for, the re-entry population. Along the way, I’ve learned so much and felt supported by my managers and team members. Thank you Goodwill for the opportunity and support throughout my four years  in school.

    Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Goodwill and all of the individuals who believed in me and gave me a chance. Not only did they believe in me, but they trusted me. The result was a very successful community program that I am beyond proud of. I will remain in communication with Goodwill and watch the little seed we planted grow into the redwood tree it’s bound to become.

    I first started as Case Manager with the NOW Program in July 2014 and after two years I transitioned to an In Custody Instructor . The experience has been very rewarding because I had the opportunity to work with the population that I’m very passionate for, the re-entry population. Along the way, I’ve learned so much and felt supported by my managers and team members. Thank you Goodwill for the opportunity and support throughout my four years  in school.

    I will always have a special place in my heart for everyone here at Goodwill, as this was the first job where I felt like I belonged. It did not feel like a job, for the last 3 years it was my second home! I would like to thank everyone because you all helped me learn so much and get this new job!

    I am a better man for my experience here Goodwill. I have learned much and grown much in my new life because of my Goodwill family. The opportunity to help so many folks along the way has helped me maintain the attitude of gratitude that I strive to have guide my direction in the future.

    Moving forward will be another challenging experience that I must take but I am confident because of my time with Goodwill. I want to thank the entire Goodwill of Silicon Valley Family for the wonderful experience and great support that you all have given me. I will forever be grateful for that and thank you all again.

    I want to thank everyone who played an integral part in both my professional and personal development, I could not have done it without you! Goodwill has been my home away from home and all of you have become my family.

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