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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 2017:

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

$100,376 in Emergency Clothing Vouchers Issued to 5,019 people
56,413,261 Pounds of Donations Received/Repurposed
280 Tons of Computers Recycled Through Dell Reconnect
832,065 Material Donations to Discover Goodwill
1,550,031 Purchases at Discover Goodwill’s Retail Centers
130,082 E-Commerce Transactions
1,365 Individuals Employed with Discover Goodwill
1,452 Volunteers Provided 44,867 Service Hours
266 Individuals Assisted at Home with Daily Living Needs
84,629 People Served in the Community
9,101 Job Seekers Placed into Community Employment
24,802 Individuals Received Job Training and Career Services
42 Colorado Counties Served

View Our 2017 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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