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True North Goodwill

Transforming Lives for Generations Through Learning and the Power Of Work

 

MISSION

When you shop and donate with True North Goodwill you help us fulfill our mission: Transforming lives for generations through learning and the power of work. We provide training, jobs, and support services for people with barriers to employment who seek greater independence.

 

VISION

Our vision is that all people have the opportunity to achieve success in their pursuit of work, independence, and a greater quality of life. It’s about maximizing human potential and material resources. Through this process, we help sustain a better environment for the future.

 

PEOPLE

We’re here for people facing roadblocks to employment. Through the power of work, the people who are employed by Goodwill or receive mission services have a unique opportunity to break down barriers, learn new skills, and build lifelong connections.

Employment

Goodwill offers a wide range of career pathways and growth ranging from entry-level to management in retail, transportation, mission services, and administrative and professional fields. By working at Goodwill, you can make an impact in your community. And we can show you how.

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Going True North

Did you know that over our 100+ year history that our organization has had several unique names? Starting in 1919 as Goodwill of Northern Minnesota. In the early 1970’s our mission and retail stores branched out into Wisconsin, and we became Head of the Lakes Goodwill. Our current name, Goodwill Industries Vocational Enterprises, Inc. was then adopted in the mid 1980’s, aka GIVE.

As we enter into a new chapter as an organization we are again reclaiming our identity. This time, as True North Goodwill. True north is the direction our organization moves in to become better each day, and the compass for where we want to go. This “true north” defines our mission, vision, values, and purpose. “True north” also represents our geographical territory across Northern MN & Northcentral WI.

We appreciate your support of our organization and mission, and are so excited for you to be a part of this new journey; Rethinking what’s possible and transforming lives for generations through the power of work.

Why Your Support Matters

When you shop and donate to Goodwill you support our mission of transforming lives for generations through learning and the power of work.

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Our Story

Our Goodwill is an organization with a 100+ year track record of creating jobs and placing individuals in employment. Founded in Duluth, MN in 1919 we were the 10th ever Goodwill in the world.

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