Let's take a look into our past.
Boston-based Methodist minister Dr. Edgar J. Helms establishes a charity based on an unusual approach: going door to door asking for donations of clothing and household goods, then paying workers to refurbish goods and selling them for profit.* From this process and a "hand up, not hand out" philosophy, the Goodwill model was formed and began to grow.
The first New Mexico Goodwill location opens in downtown Albuquerque on Gold and 2nd street.
Goodwill's fleet of collection trucks begins picking up donations at donor's homes.
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is one of the first in the county to upgrade its image from a secondhand store to an attractive retail location.
Goodwill establishes its Employment and Training Department.
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico receives its first accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Goodwill partners with the Dell Reconnect program to responsibly recycle computers and computer accessories (working and nonworking) in an environmentally friendly manner.
Goodwill opens Paseo, Menaul and GoodBuys store locations.
92-cents of every dollar spent by Goodwill applied directly to programs and services. Goodwill also serves nearly 12,000 New Mexicans and placed 671 individuals in competitive community employment.
Goodwill opens store location in Bernalillo.
Goodwill serves nearly 15,000 New Mexicans and places 1,133 individuals in competitive community employment. This year 88-cents of every dollar spent by Goodwill was applied directly to programs and services.
We opened our new concept store, GoodThreads on Alameda. We also renovated our Santa Fe and Gallup stores to improve organization and enhance the shopping experience. In addition, Goodwill served 17,132 New Mexicans and placed 1,242 individuals in community-based employment. This year 90-cents of every dollar spent by Goodwill was applied directly to programs and services.
*Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is not a religious organization and offers services to anyone who qualifies regardless of religious preference.