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Ending Poverty in Southwestern Michigan

We believe the best way to fight poverty and improve lives is through the power of education, employment, and support services.

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our story

What we do

We are more than just a thrift store and a place to drop off your old clothes! As a nonprofit organization our main focus is helping people escape poverty through education and employment so they can reach their full potential. The main programs that are designed to do just that include: Forklift Certification, Basic Computer Education, Adult Education (GED), Job Development, The “Why Work” Program, and Workers On Wheels. We live by our mission, “Tailoring employment, education, training, and support services to individual needs.” These programs are funded through donations, thrift store sales (92% of every dollar goes into our programs), supply chain solutions, and helping small businesses and startups get off the ground. Support our mission by finding a retail store near you and find out why we have the best thrift stores in Michigan

Since
1956

Featured Programs

Our Programs and Services

Computer Education

Adult education

Forklift Certification

Job Development

Why Work Program

Workers On Wheels

What we're proud of

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Lifeguides

Fighting poverty with a

20 YEAR COMMITMENT

TO FAMILIES WITH A CHILD AGES 0-3

The Goodwill Life Guides program is a 20-year commitment to families who want to exit poverty. Working with a Life Guide coach, families set goals to move toward self-sufficiency. At the end of hte program the youngest family member (child 0-3 at program entry) will have graduated from high school (or a high school equivalency program), entered post-secondary education or trade school, and exited poverty by earning a living wage for their family size. 

Read more at www.lifeguidesswmi.org

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Our Community Partners

The success of our programs and agency as a whole would not be possible without the help of our amazing community partners

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Customer Feedback

I really like shopping here. The team members here are great. I've never had a problem. Everyone is really nice and willing to help especially management.
Shakita Givhan
Customer
This is by far the Best Goodwill around . Staff is so friendly and helpful. The store is clean and very organized. We are blessed to have it in Three Rivers.
Diane Stauffer
Customer

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