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About Us

Discover Goodwill® of Southern and Western Colorado changes the lives of individuals and families by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people become independent through learning and the power of work. We offer customized job training, employment placement and other services to people who lack education or job experience, face employment challenges or have disabilities.

Discover Goodwill funds more than 20 diverse programs by selling donations in our thrift stores and online. You help individuals find and maintain employment each time you donate gently-used goods. In fact, six donation visits to Discover Goodwill put someone to work!

As a social enterprise, Discover Goodwill also generates revenue by contracting with businesses and government agencies to provide professional janitorial and commercial laundry services, document imaging, grounds maintenance and more. Proceeds are reinvested in the growth and development of our programs and services. At the heart of these business activities is our mission of helping individuals find work, both with Discover Goodwill and in the communities we serve.

Mission Statement

Discover Goodwill is dedicated to helping people reach their highest level of personal and economic independence.

Vision Statement

We will be satisfied with our work only when every person in our community whom we are privileged to serve has an opportunity to develop to his or her fullest potential and enjoy a maximum of abundant living.

We Value:

  • The potential of the individual
  • Self-worth
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Respect and courtesy
  • Integrity and fairness
  • Organizational viability

Discover Goodwill’s mission is to help people achieve greater personal and economic independence. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 Goodwills in the United States and Canada for the number of people we place in jobs each year, we make a significant and positive impact in the community.

In 2018:

Populations Served: Individuals with Developmental and Economic Challenges, Seniors, Youth and Military Veterans

$67,199 in Emergency Clothing Vouchers Issued to 6,720 people
62,159,786 Pounds of Donations Received/Repurposed
239.81 Tons of Computers Recycled Through Dell Reconnect
916,811 Material Donations to Discover Goodwill
1,522,449 Purchases at Discover Goodwill’s Retail Centers
241,532 E-Commerce Transactions
1,367 Individuals Employed with Discover Goodwill
1,401 Volunteers Provided 43,000 Service Hours
342 Individuals Assisted at Home with Daily Living Needs
76,099 People Served in the Community
5,680 Job Seekers Placed into Community Employment
13,195 Individuals Received Job Training and Career Services
47 Colorado Counties Served

View Our 2018 Community Programs Performance Management Report!

These accomplishments are collective achievements thanks to the support of our partnering agencies, community businesses, volunteers, shoppers and donors, and our dedicated staff and board members.

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Our retail stores will be OPEN 9 a.m - 6 p.m. Memorial Day, May 27. Our corporate offices and community programs will be closed.
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