Thanks for your interest in Goodwill
Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, Inc. (Goodwill). We are proud
of our mission and the work we do for people with disabilities and
other disadvantages in Southeastern Louisiana.
Most people know us by shopping or donating to one of our retail store and donation centers—for which we are very grateful. More than eighty cents of every dollar generated in our stores support our core programs and services.
Yet, Goodwill’s impact extends far beyond our stores. We are a non-profit organization and one of 180 international Goodwill agencies that help people with disadvantages and other employment barriers help themselves. We do this by providing training, education, and employment services to enhance their success in the workplace. In 2011, Goodwill provided education, employment and training services to 7,390 individuals with disabilities or other barriers, and placed 1,781 people into employment.
We also train and help place homeless individuals into employment via our culinary arts training program, which serves more than 70,000 meals annually to people living in transitional housing.
For employers needing a dependable and capable workforce, Goodwill provides custodian and grounds maintenance services to federal, state and commercial facilities. To aspiring food manufacturers, Goodwill offers production and marketing support through Edible Enterprises, a commercial kitchen and food technology incubator in Norco, Louisiana.
As you see, Goodwill does many good things in the community. By doing your one thing of supporting Goodwill—either by shopping, donating items or money to our mission—you help us help others achieve independence through the power of work.
William L. Jessee
President & CEO
Our Mission Statement
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, Inc. offers opportunities to people with disabilities and other barriers to improve their economic self-sufficiency through training, education, support services and employment.
We at Goodwill Industries will be satisfied only when every person in the global community has the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential as an individual and to participate and contribute fully in all aspects of a productive life.
Respect for those we serve
Service to the individual
Assumption of responsibility by the individual (a hand-up, not a handout)
Thinking globally and acting locally
The Power of Work
Stewardship, financial responsibility, and efficient use of resources
Autonomy of the member organization
Best practices and innovation