Serving the Community
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries provides direct employment to well over 480 people – which includes our full time staff and workers in assembly, laundry, retail, custodial and other services, most of whom have disabilities or other barriers to employment. We are also proud that our fill time staff includes graduates of our vocational programs.
Over 400 people are directly employed by Goodwill in production/assembly, laundry, retail and custodial operations, and the remainder are part of our sponsored training and employment services.
In our community, we help those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities, but also those who face other barriers to employment, such as poor work history, lack of work experience, low family income, illiteracy, homelessness, advanced age, past substance abuse or a criminal history.
In the past year, Goodwill served over 3,000 people in our community. We have directly helped nearly 200 find new jobs. With our Fredericksburg locations, Goodwill affords participants easy access by public transit (FRED), avails them of other community services within close walking distance, and meets one of the primary goals of Goodwill’s Board: to accomplish community integration of our participants.
We celebrate our successes but also constantly seek ways to both improve existing services, as well as to find new ways to support our community needs through “The Power of Work”.
Our Mission: To provide to people with barriers to employment – particularly those with disabilities – an array of quality vocational and educational services so that they can work most independently.