Dakota County Goodwill

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

Goodwill Apple Valley 7320 153rd Street West Apple Valley MN 55124 952-953-4410

Goodwill Eagan 1247 Northwood Parkway Eagan MN 55121 651-994-7907

Goodwill Hastings 1355 South Frontage Road Hastings MN 55033 651-437-1223

Goodwill Lakeville 17625 Kenrick Avenue Lakeville MN 55044 952-435-7050

Goodwill West St Paul 1361 South Robert Street West Saint Paul MN 55118 651-451-2014

About Dakota County Goodwill

Dakota 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 Dakota 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. Dakota 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:
  • Dakota County Goodwill Stores
  • Donating clothing and goods
  • Dakota County Job placement and training
  • Goodwill jobs and employment
  • Financial coaching
Dakota County Goodwill Stores

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

Goodwill Job Training

People with disabilities in Dakota 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 Dakota County, Minnesota

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

Goodwill Support Programs

Some Dakota 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 Dakota 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.