The mission of Goodwill of North Georgia is to put people to work. We provide job training and employment services to people who are having trouble finding work because of physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities; poverty; lack of work experience and marketable skills; substance abuse; ex-offender status and a variety of other reasons. We also serve people who want to start or grow their own business. Through our vast array of programs and services we are able to serve thousands of North Georgians every year. We sell donated clothing, books, furniture and household goods in 40 stores across North Georgia and the proceeds help fund our mission. Since 1925, your donations have been helping to change lives.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit Retail accomplishments from 2011: We received 1,684,956 donations We had 4,817,372 shopper transactions. And those accomplishments helped us: Help 8,572 people find jobs Staff 1,779 people at our agency Partner with 4,422 businesses that hired our program graduates and/or provided training opportunities for them Provide volunteer opportunities for 158 volunteers who gave 1,426 of their time to support us As of August 2012, Georgiaís unemployment rate is 9% and has surpassed the national unemployment rate of 8.2%. Our employment services are needed now more than ever. Through our job training and placement programs, and through our donated goods business which is increasing its locations, donors, shoppers and employees, we will continue to make an impact in the North Georgia region, but we canít do it alone.
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