Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (Goodwill) is a non-profit organization with more than a century-long legacy of helping people transform their lives through work. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Goodwill serves individuals who face barriers to self-sufficiency, including physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities; homelessness; low educational attainment; limited job skills; and welfare dependency. Goodwill pioneered the innovative concept of operating social enterprises in order to provide job training and paid work opportunities. The thrift stores also offer low-cost quality goods to the community.
Over the years, Goodwill's commitment to work as a means to transform lives has evolved in many ways. Today, Goodwill provides a range of job training programs, collaborates with hundreds of businesses to provide job opportunities to those we serve, and offers programs that foster academic achievement and career aspirations among at-risk youth. Boston Career Link, a one-stop career center operated by Goodwill, provides assistance to people who are seeking to enter the workforce, or change or advance in their careers. Central to Goodwill's mission are the businesses it operates, including 11 retail stores; on-site employment, a light assembly, packaging, and mailing services enterprise; and housekeeping and maintenance services for government office buildings.
By providing a hand up, not a hand out, Goodwill helps people help themselves.
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries is affiliated with Goodwill Industries International, a network of more than 165 community-based Goodwills in the United States and Canada.