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Facts about Goodwill

Goodwill Industries of Central Alabama, Inc. (GICA) is an independent 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, which was established in 1968, based on a need assessment recommended by the River Region United Way, known at that time as the United Appeal Agency. The regional Goodwill’s are all connected by Goodwill Industries International (GII). GII is based in Rockville, Maryland and is the Member Service Center that assigns territories, facilitates Goodwill’s working together, and oversees the Goodwill brand.

Every 45 seconds of every business day, someone earns a good job with the help of Goodwill®.

Our Mission

To provide training, vocational rehabilitation and employment opportunities for people with disabilities or other vocational problems which result in barriers or limitations to competitive employment.

Our Vision

To be the River Regions’ quality nonprofit provider of workforce development services that not only enable individuals, having barriers to employment, increase their personal vocational and economic independence, but also meet the workforce needs of employers.


The staff of Goodwill’s Workforce Development values all individuals served; respectful of individual needs, rights and our responsibilities.

Click on the link below to find out just how Goodwill’s across the country are changing lives for thousands of individuals with disabilities.

Facts about Goodwill Industries from GII

Every 45 seconds of every business day, someone earns a job with the help of Goodwill