Who We Are: Goodwill Columbus is proud to be one of the region’s largest nonprofits, a top 100 employer, and a trusted source in Central Ohio for putting people to work. Throughout our diverse portfolio, we are passionate about creating access to first jobs and advancing all CentralOhioans to their “next best job”.
What We Do: We are committed to equipping 100,000 individuals with the tools to advance economic mobility through the power of work by 2030. To do this, Goodwill Columbus will continue to create new jobs, transform communities through job training, career coaching, and vocational habilitation in order to empower individuals.
Why We’re Important: Goodwill Columbus has been serving the Central Ohio since 1939 and is a proud member ofGoodwill Industries International, a network of over 150 community-based organizations throughout the United States and Canada that sell donated goods to create job opportunities and training in local communities.
How We Impact the Community:
Provide free job training and career placement services
Offer free classes and certifications in-demand careers like IT and Healthcare
Equip individuals with free basic digital literacy training
Provide adult day and residential services for individuals with development disabilities throughout the community
Offer affordable and sustainable shopping at our donated goods retail stores
Employ over a thousand individuals across Franklin County, including 30 percent with a diagnosed disability
How You Can Help:
Donate your gently used clothing, household goods, and furniture at our many locations across Franklin County
Make a financial gift to support our job training and adult day services
Shop our thrift stores
Purchase original artwork from the Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery
Learn more at goodwillcolumbus.org/getinvolved.
Connect with Goodwill Columbus
671 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206 (beginning June 2023)
1331 Edgehill Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212 (Current)
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President & CEO: Ryan Burgess
Board Chair: Marc Reitter, AEP Ohio