Who We Are

THERE’S A STORY BEHIND THE STORES …

While Goodwill is best known for retail stores, they only scratch the surface of our story. We accept and sell donated items for multiple reasons and with many benefits!

  1. About half of our employees have a disability or other challenge. The jobs created by our stores teach employees how to accept, sort and process donations, operate a cash register, practice time management and goal-setting skills, maintain general cleanliness and even develop management skills in some cases.
  2. Our stores generate revenue that allow Goodwill to offer free employment and career services. Many Kentuckians want to work, but they need help identifying their skills and abilities, finding employment and learning how to succeed long-term. Goodwill provides services to job seekers, those who want to advance in their career (including our own employees) and employers throughout Kentucky who need to fill permanent, full-time positions that offer benefits and a career path.
  3. Thanks to our retail stores, Goodwill diverts about 50 million pounds of items from Kentucky’s landfills every year. Many items that can’t be offered for sale in our stores are sold for recycling, further funding our job preparation and career services.

Leadership

Louisville Area
Samantha Mills
(502) 585-5221, ext. 2264
samantha.mills@goodwillky.org

Lexington Area
Lexington Opportunity Center
859-277-3661

Corbin Area
Tonya Fields
(606) 595-7464
tonya.fields@goodwillky.org

Elizabethtown Area
Kristen Abell
(270) 506-4950
kristen.abell@goodwillky.org

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