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  • Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Goodwill Industries of Central Florida

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(28.4568,-81.3988)
 

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Mission Statement

THE MISSION of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is to provide vocational and job placement services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment so that they may gain long-term employment, improve their lives, and become full participating members of our community.

Description

SINCE 1959, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has been forging what is truly a community partnership to provide services to people with disabilities and special needs in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Volusia counties. The process is simple: you donate unneeded goods, we sell those goods in our stores, and we use the income to pay for employability programs and services, which we provide free to the people who need them most.

Website

http://goodwillcfl.org

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by Jennifer L. (February 8, 2019)
I was informed by Goodwill that I was not accepted as a volunteer at a retail location on the grounds that I am not able to lift over 15-20 pds on a regular basis. They said it would be of "great risk" to me--a safety concern. When I pointed out that people work at these locations with far more limitations than I have, their response was-"We do have volunteers in our stores with various limitations, however, these individuals have been assessed by vocational counselors and are participating in one of our program partnerships. Once again, our number one priority is the safety for our volunteers and employees." Does volunteering through a program, which allows more physical limitation, make a working environment any safer? Their suggestion was that I volunteer at the Job Connection Center in Apopka which is an hour and half from my home, when there is a store located right in my neighborhood. It is sad that they turn away people that would give freely of their time to help.