Land of Lincoln Goodwill Supports mission services and retail operations in a 37-county area of central Illinois and western Indiana.
Goodwill Industries has been providing services in the central Illinois area since 1938 and has steadily grown in both scope of services offered as well as geographically.
In 1976 the organization changed its name to Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries and today operates 13 retail stores and donation centers; five Career Centers; a Youth Mentoring program in Springfield, Jacksonville and Lincoln; and vocational training for those with intellectual disabilities in Springfield.
Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries’ territory consists of 33 counties in Illinois and four counties in Indiana.
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with 14 affiliates in 13 other countries. Goodwill is one of North America’s top five most valuable and recognized nonprofit brands as well as a leading social services enterprise.
Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in nearly 2,500 retail stores and online at shopgoodwill.com.
Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. Goodwill channels 83 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services.