About Goodwill

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont began providing services to people in our region in 1965. The Southern Piedmont territory includes 13 counties in North Carolina and five counties in South Carolina. Locally, Goodwill has a retail store or provides services in eight of these 18 counties: Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lancaster, Lincoln, Union and York Counties.

Although Goodwill has grown in the past 50 years, we cannot rest while so many people still need our services. The demand for Goodwill’s employment and training services continues to increase as a result of the changing economy. This increasing demand magnifies Goodwill’s need for donations.

Last year, Goodwill received more than 1,000,000 donations of clothing, household items and furniture totaling more than 55 million pounds from the Southern Piedmont region of North and South Carolina. The sale of donated clothing, household goods and electronics in our stores, including The GRID: Powered by Goodwill, funds programs that help put our friends and neighbors back on the path to employment success.

Our Mission

Changing Lives Through the Power of Work!

Our Vision

All people in our region have the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential through family sustaining employment.

What We Believe

  • We believe that work forms the cornerstone of our relations with other people, affects our self-esteem, and allows each of us to become positive, productive, and independent members of our community.
  • We believe that human dignity and a sense of self-worth are greatly enhanced through working and contributing to the community.
  • We believe that helping people to be successful in the world of work is critical in preventing and minimizing some of the fundamental social problems that exist in our society.
  • We believe in the power of work!

Our Core Values

Goodwill RISES to reach its mission by demonstrating these core values:

Respect: We value the contributions of every individual.

Integrity: We meet the highest ethical standards.

Service: We make life better for individuals, families and communities.

Excellence: We embrace continuous improvement, bold creativity and positive change.

Stewardship: We are stewards of our community by being socially, financially and environmentally responsible.