Goodwill Industries of Kentucky

Goodwill’s mission is to help people with disabilities or other challenges achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life.  They give people a hand up, not a handout, so they can experience the dignity and independence that comes from earning a paycheck and achieving self-sufficiency.

Geographic reach:  Goodwill has a presence in 103 of Kentucky’s 120 counties.  There are Opportunity Centers across the Commonwealth.

They operate 67 retail locations, including 13 in Jefferson County.  90 cents of each dollar generated in the stores support mission related work.  Donations that do not sell at the retail  centers go to the Goodwill  Outlet on Preston Highway.  They also sell products online at

The Excel Center is Kentucky’s first tuition-free high school for adults.  It features drop-in childcare, transportation assistance, accelerated classes, and a life coach.

For more information visit their website at

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Pursuant to our discussion at the March 13, 2023 meeting regarding following each program with a project, I communicated with Allie for the collection of items to donate. A large volume of items was collected and delivered to Goodwill. Below is the picture and inventory:

Inventory of items:

15 paper towel rolls
29 rolls of toilet paper
12 boxes Kleenex
5 bottles laundry detergent
5 boxes dryer sheets
1 bottle dish washing liquid
Various plastic spoons, forks & knives
3 deodorants
1 dove soap
2 body washes
4 small bottles hand sanitizer
2 packages cleansing wipes
3 toothbrushes
7 tubes of toothpaste
5 Blistex lip balm


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