Blue Earth County Goodwill

Find Blue Earth County Minnesota Goodwill stores. Goodwill provides information on nonprofit donations, retail thrift store chains, community programs, employment, job placement, and training.


Goodwill Mankato 2024 Adams Street Mankato MN 56001 507-344-0955


About Blue Earth County Goodwill

Blue Earth County 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 Blue Earth County, MN. 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. Blue Earth County 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:
  • Blue Earth County Goodwill Stores
  • Donating clothing and goods
  • Blue Earth County Job placement and training
  • Goodwill jobs and employment
  • Financial coaching
Blue Earth County Goodwill Stores

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

Goodwill Job Training

People with disabilities in Blue Earth County are given job readiness and job skills training through an Adult Day Training Program. The Minnesota 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 Blue Earth County, Minnesota

Goodwill's Community Employment Specialists develop relationships with employers in the local Blue Earth County 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 Blue Earth County 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 Blue Earth County employers.

Goodwill Support Programs

Some Blue Earth County 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 Blue Earth County 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.