Goodwill is much more than just retail stores. Since 1923, Chattanooga Goodwill Industries has helped people with disabilities and other disadvantages get the training and support they need to find competitive employment in the community.
We’ve been in the business of empowering people through work and employment for nearly a century! We provide a hand up, not a handout, to people who face a variety of barriers. Challenges might be mental, physical and emotional disabilities or other disadvantages such as a lack of education or a long absence from the working world. We offer them job training and other resources they need to find and keep a job. People who come to Goodwill want to be self-sufficient members of the community. They know the sense of independence and self-worth that comes with earning a paycheck.
Funding for these programs and services comes from the sale of donated items in Goodwill retail stores; from personal, corporate and state financial contributions; and from contract labor services that Goodwill provides to businesses and government.
Goodwill is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which means that all material and financial donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.
We are a member agency of Goodwill Industries International and United Way of Greater Chattanooga, and we are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Chattanooga Goodwill Industries serves 23 counties in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.