Washington County Goodwill

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

Goodwill Cottage Grove 7375 Hardwood Avenue South Cottage Grove MN 55016 651-769-6813

Goodwill Forest Lake 197 19th Street Southwest Forest Lake MN 55025 651-464-4004

Goodwill Oak Park Heights 5899 Nova Scotia Avenue Stillwater MN 55082 651-439-4207

Goodwill Stillwater 14460 60th Street North Stillwater MN 55082 651-439-4207

Goodwill Woodbury 10450 Hudson Road Woodbury MN 55129 651-731-7942

About Washington County Goodwill

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

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

Goodwill Job Training

People with disabilities in Washington 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 Washington County, Minnesota

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

Goodwill Support Programs

Some Washington 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 Washington 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.