Columbia jacket at the Columbia Goodwill!

Kentucky boasts some beautiful lakes and parks for the outdoor enthusiast. What better place to find some much needed gear than at one of the many Goodwill stores scattered across our state?

My husband, Terry, was more than happy when he found this all-weather Columbia jacket at the Columbia Goodwill. It was the perfect garment for an early morning sunrise on the lake.

The jacket is made of water repellent material and has four outside zippered pockets for carrying small items. The Velcro on the sleeves is perfect for easy adjusting and the netted lining inside adds to the jacket’s lightweight comfort.

This jacket began its retail journey in some high-end department or sporting goods store. However, we purchased it for less than $5.

Goodwill is a fun and frugal place to shop. Plus, you never really know just what you’re going to find. It’s all about the hunt!

our history

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.


our mission

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

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.