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Goodwill Industries of Hawaii Completes Purchase of Beretania Location
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. has completed the purchase of their Beretania location at 1075 South Beretania Street. Goodwill has been operating retail, donation and mission service programs at the location for 15 years.
"Our Beretania Retail location is very popular with customers and our drive through donation centers has provided customer convenience for many years," said Laura Smith, President/CEO of Goodwill. "Purchasing this location will allow Goodwill to continue to provide our employment and training programs at this location on a permanent basis to make an even greater impact in the community."
The purchase of the property will allow the local nonprofit to expand services and to increase and enhance career development and training programs. Future renovations will allow Goodwill's Mission Services programs to serve approximately 50% more people each year. In 2013, the Beretania location served over 3,200 individuals, and estimates that number will grow to 5,000 by 2018. The expansion will also allow Goodwill to create more employment opportunities within the organization.
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii's mission is to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. Supported by its retail operations and financial endeavors, its educational, employment and training programs have provided skills training, employment counseling, job placement and support services since 1959.
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Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation that helps people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient.
Since 1959, we have provided job placement, career development, education, training, employment and support services for people throughout the state. Over 10,000 Hawaii residents each year have benefitted from Goodwill's services, and thousands have found employment in our community.
For more than 100 years, Goodwill Industries has championed a philosophy of community service through the power of work. In 1902, the founder of this philosophy, Reverend Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist Minister, took burlap bags into Boston's wealthier neighborhoods collecting donations. He invited community residents with disabilities and other disadvantages to help repair and sell the donations and used the revenue made through the sales to pay the workers. This philosophy is evident throughout Hawaii's Goodwill, and in Goodwills throughout the world.
Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii (GIH) is an autonomous, dues-paying member of Goodwill Industries International, a growing network of Goodwill organizations throughout the world. There are currently 183 full member Goodwill organizations in the United States and Canada. Since the organization's founding in 1902, Goodwill has helped more than 9 million people. Globally, Goodwill Industries International announced its 21st Century Initiative to serve 20 million people by the year 2020.
Goodwill Leadership and Accreditation
Goodwill is led by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of civic and business leaders from the community. Goodwill has been fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for more than 30 years, and is certified by NISH. Goodwill maintains active membership in the National Rehabilitation Association, Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations, Retail Merchants of Hawaii, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Aloha United Way, Hawaii Employers Council, West Oahu Economic Development Association, and the Kapolei Chamber of Commerce.
Funding and Revenue
Goodwill is rare among not-for-profit agencies because most of its revenue is earned. Our unique, self-sustaining system enables us to serve thousands in Hawaii each year.
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii is funded through:
- Retail sales at our community stores
- Service contracts (in competition with private enterprise)
- City, state and federal job training grants
- Support from individuals and corporations
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