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