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7/15/2016 Non-Profit Spotlight
Non-Profit Profile for July 2016 | Goodwill of Southern Indiana, Inc.


This special feature showcases 1si’s non-profit members. Spotlighting members from across the community, 1si’s Non-Profit Member Spotlight reflects the variety of our membership




Company Name: Goodwill of Southern Indiana, Inc.
Address: 1329 Applegate Lane
City/State/Zip: Clarksville, IN 47129
Business Phone: 812-283-7908
Website: www.goodwillsi.org
Contact Person: Candice Barksdale
Contact Title: CEO
Contact Email: cbarksdale@goodwillsi.org

Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact in the community.

Goodwill of Southern Indiana provides services to over 6,200 people. These are children and adults with disabilities and other barriers to education and employment.

Goodwill employs over 300 individuals.

The vision of Goodwill is: Empowering people to achieve their potential. Everything Goodwill of Southern Indiana does is designed to assist people with disabilities and other barriers achieve independence. The programs Goodwill operates are:

Children’s Learning Center – nationally accredited center for early childhood education, serving over 120 children annually.

Book of My Own – children’s books are given to economically disadvantaged families, with over 40,000 books distributed annually.

Pediatric Therapy – pays for therapy for children who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover specialized services.

Vocational Services – job placement, case management and job coaching for adults with disabilities and barriers to employment.

Job Connection Centers– two walk in centers (Clarksville & Madison) that serve over 1,000 adults annually through one-on-one employment assistance, resume development, application completion, interviewing skills, assistive technology, community resource referrals, and listing of job openings.

Vouchers – giving partner agencies vouchers for free clothing & household items to provide assistance to people in crisis situations, last year $114,000 in vouchers were given to people in need in Southern Indiana.

Goodwill stores – ability to purchase gently used items at an affordable cost; items include clothing, shoes, toys, household goods, electronics, and other items.

Recycling – donating unwanted items is an alternative to throwing them into the landfill; donated items accepted for recycling include computer and electronic equipment, cell phones, toys, clothing, shoes/belts/purses, books, cardboard and metals, Goodwill recycles over 4.5 million pounds annually.

Goodwill of Southern Indiana has eleven stores located in nine counties. Revenue from the stores is 90% of the organization’s budget, and funds the services provided to over 6,200 children and adults with disabilities and other barriers to independence.


Agency Mission Statement or Description:
Serving children, adults and our community through the power of donated goods

Year established: 1930

Counties/regions serviced: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Lawrence, Scott and Washington counties.

Focus areas: Goodwill of Southern Indiana is a social enterprise. We sell donated goods to raise revenue to provide services to children and adults with disabilities.

Impact in community: We provide employment to over 300 individuals. Last year, we provided services to over 6,200 children and adults with disabilities. These services allowed our clients to gain independence.

Volunteer Opportunities: Various opportunities within the Goodwill stores.

How 1si members can help your organization:
By aiding in public awareness that Goodwill stores are the means to accomplish the goal of helping people with disabilities gain independence and become self-sufficient.

Upcoming Events/Programs: None at this time.

Additional information: When you donate to or shop at a Goodwill store you are helping someone with disability gain independence. It is really as simple as: Donate – Shop – Change Lives.