Menlo Park CA Goodwill

Find Menlo Park, California Goodwill stores. Goodwill provides information on nonprofit donations, retail thrift store chains, community programs, employment, job placement, and training.


Goodwill Menlo Park 711 Santa Cruz Avenue Menlo Park CA 94025 650-324-9380


About Menlo Park Goodwill

Menlo Park Goodwill refers to branch locations of the agency of Goodwill Industries International, Inc., a charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to help individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to reach their full potential and increase their self-sufficiency in Menlo Park, CA. Founded in 1902, the organization began its work by collecting donated clothing and household goods and then training and hiring the poor to prepare the items for resale. Menlo Park Goodwill stores are organized as independent community-based organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, and thirteen other countries.

You may contact Goodwill for questions about:
  • Menlo Park Goodwill Stores
  • Donating clothing and goods
  • Menlo Park Job placement and training
  • Goodwill jobs and employment
  • Financial coaching
Menlo Park Goodwill Stores

Goodwill operates more than 3,200 retail locations, including Menlo Park Goodwill Stores, where donated items are sold, and the agency also sells on the internet. Donated items to Menlo Park thrift stores generally consist of clothing, shoes, and household items that can be resold.

Goodwill Job Training

People with disabilities in Menlo Park are given job readiness and job skills training through an Adult Day Training Program. The California program often operates in a manufacturing setting providing a controlled work environment where participants are able to develop skills at their own pace. The Day Training Program teaches participants work responsibility and reliability, co-worker relations, how to follow directions, and simultaneously builds confidence and a work ethic. Participants in the Day Training Program may progress to Community Employment.

Goodwill Job Placement in Menlo Park, California

Goodwill's Community Employment Specialists develop relationships with employers in the local Menlo Park economy to connect Goodwill clients with suitable jobs. Jobs for these individuals tend to be administrative or clerical, in shipping and receiving, grounds keeping, or in grocery stores and other retail establishments. The Menlo Park Specialist assists in finding suitable positions, connecting individuals to available opportunities, and working with individuals to develop job skills, including reliability, communication, and teamwork. Similar programs offer internships with San Mateo County employers.

Goodwill Support Programs

Some Menlo Park Goodwill agencies provide case management services that assist individuals in identifying and applying for financial assistance and other services from government or social service providers. Others offer classes for completing Menlo Park GED requirements and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Goodwill agencies may also offer financial coaching, assistance in setting up bank accounts, and tax preparation assistance services.