May 22, 2017

In October 2016, Maurice was job-placed at the Northfield Goodwill in Louisville through GTS Staffing*, a temporary staffing program operated by Goodwill. After one month, he was hired as a Goodwill employee, and within three months, Maurice was promoted to production...

March 27, 2017

After working in the fast food industry for two years, Loria was ready for a career change. She applied and was hired for the manager position at Goodwill.

“The longer I work here, the more I learn about how Goodwill uses its mission to help the community and its employ...

February 7, 2017

We’re looking for 16 fashion-minded guys and gals to participate in our second annual March Madness contest!  

How’s it work?

1. Search Goodwill stores for an outfit.
2. Submit a photo of someone modeling your outfit. You can direct message Goodwill Industries of Kentuc...

October 17, 2016

This month, we are celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month. GoodShred® is a program of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky that employs Kentuckians who face a variety of challenges in finding and keeping a job, including those with developmental disabili...

September 19, 2016

In May 2006, 13-year-old Samantha woke up in her own bed, paralyzed from the chest down. Unable to sit up, she rolled herself out of bed and yelled for help. She was rushed to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, where the medical team gave her parents the tragic prognosis:...

August 1, 2016

Jack, a native of Congo, was diagnosed with polio as a child. Upon his diagnosis, his father abandoned the family. “In Congo, the government doesn’t offer help to people with disabilities,” Jack said. “Without a wheelchair, I spent my life walking on my hands and knee...

July 11, 2016

 In May 2016, Mary earned her associates degree in human services from Big Sandy Community and Technical College. At 65 years old and the first in her family to accomplish the feat, she yelled at her graduation ceremony, “Seniors are awesome; I’m a superstar!”

Mary is a...

July 5, 2016

 First things first...big shout out to Goodwill Northern New England, the brainchild of this awesome challenge. We just had to try it ourselves!

About the challenge:

We all have stuff in our closets that we almost never (let's be honest - NEVER) wear, but for some reason...

April 1, 2016


Preface: Home for me is Belle Center, Ohio. I’m guessing you have not heard of Belle Center, because only 800 people live there, and we don’t even have a stoplight.


Most people who come from small towns can’t wait to grow up and leave. That was never the case for me;...

February 22, 2016


I was recently asked by one of Goodwill’s regional managers if we could promote the Somerset store on our Facebook page. She explained that the staff has been hard at work improving the store to enhance customer experience. I said I’d be happy to stop by and take some...

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Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Louisville since 1923. Goodwill gives people up—not a handout—so they can experience the dignity and independence that comes from earning a paycheck.


what we do

Goodwill collects and sells donated items to fund programs for Kentuckians who have disabilities or other challenges in finding and maintaining traditional employment. On-the-job training, job preparation skills, and employment counseling are just a few of Goodwill's services that benefit thousands of adults each year and strengthen families in Kentucky's communities.


We help people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life.

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