Goodwill is a leading social services enterprise, and consistently ranks among the nation’s top charities.

Facts about Goodwill of Southern New England:

  • Goodwill of Southern New England (formerly Easter Seals Goodwill Industries) has operated since 1969 and is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • Approximately 88 cents of every dollar earned supports the mission.
  • Goodwill maintains a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.
  • Donations to Goodwill support our mission of providing funding for our programs and services to individuals with barriers to employment.
  • As a nonprofit, Goodwill is governed by a board of directors made up of volunteers from the communities we serve.
  • Since 2008, we have served over 10,000 individuals in our programs, and assisted participants with obtaining over 3,000 jobs.

Goodwill Industries International has also issued a response to the rumors, which can be found here.
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