Goodwill’s mission is to help every person reach their fullest potential through education, job placement, and career pathway services made possible by community donations, purchases, and partnerships. Since 1902, Goodwill’s concept of building job skills has provided people of all ages and backgrounds a chance to succeed. Our Goodwill began in 1920 as the 19th Goodwill in the United States, offering its own job training and placement services. Today, Goodwill operates work opportunity centers in Tacoma and Longview. Goodwill is a unique, self-supporting 501(c)3 nonprofit that utilizes donations sold in its 37 stores across a 15-county service area and online sales to fund its programs. Additional funding comes from public grants and financial contributions from the community.