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Dear friends of Goodwill, I’m pleased to present the 2015–2016 Annual Impact Report. Thanks to our loyal shoppers and donors, dedicated business partners, and hardworking program participants—we are making great strides toward creating an educated, employed, and empowered community. You may know us for our many retail stores and donation centers, but did you know that in the 2015–2016 program year, Goodwill served more than 27,000 Coloradans in need? There’s so much more than what’s in store. Each item sold at Goodwill represents a chance for someone in the community to find success, despite any barriers they may have. The sale of a gently used blazer will help suit someone up for success. The donation of a vase supports an at-risk student exploring career options. Our job is not complete until everyone—regardless of ability or circumstance—is offered a chance to thrive through the power of work.


Who are the Faces of Goodwill? We are all the Faces of Goodwill. At-risk students, individuals with disabilities, and struggling adults are the Faces of Goodwill. People who turn an act of shopping into an act of kindness are the Faces of Goodwill. Businesses that value our community’s success as equally as their own are the Faces of Goodwill. WHO WILL create lasting, positive change in our community? WE WILL. GOODWILL. With your generosity, we can help those who are in critical need envision and achieve future success. Thank you for your continued support,

Stuart Davie, President & CEO Goodwill Industries of Denver


YOUTH

CAREER DEVELOPMENT Students from high-poverty schools served in classes, small groups, or individually with career planning, mentoring, resources, transition support, internships, and job placements.

18,181

36

STUDENTS SERVED

SCHOOLS IN SEVEN DISTRICTS

GOODWILL STUDENTS BY ETHNICITY

LATINO

6,776

CAUCASIAN

2,066

AFRICAN AMERICAN ASIAN NATIVE AMERICAN OTHER UNREPORTED

1,972 300 83 1,361 5,623

SUCCESS STORY

FINDING HIS OWN PATH TO SUCCESS Jordan Clayton creates music, gives back to his community, and helps out at home. Thanks to direction from his Goodwill teacher, he’s doing well in school and has his sights set on college—and a future as a hip-hop recording artist. Watch Jordan’s full story at GoodwillDenver.org/SuccessStories.


ADULT

CAREER DEVELOPMENT Job-search support, skill-development classes, and career development assistance for struggling adults.

8,552

$12.63

ADULTS SERVED

704

AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE OF THOSE PLACED

JOB PLACEMENTS *

BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT

1,330

DISABILITY

591

HOMELESSNESS

428

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND

422

HISTORY OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

381

OLDER WORKER

276

WORKING POOR

252

LACK OF GED/DIPLOMA

227

LANGUAGE

203

OTHER DISADVANTAGING CONDITION

150

Note: graph is representative of barriers identified by participants. Participants may also experience multiple barriers. *Participants are not required to report placements to their facilitators.

SUCCESS STORY

BECOMING A BUSINESS OWNER Korshie Hart came to the Goodwill Career Connection Center in search of direction. What she discovered was the power within herself to create the job she always wanted: business owner. She’s now living (and working toward) her dream. Watch Korshie’s full story at GoodwillDenver.org/SuccessStories.


COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT

Services and support to help individuals with disabilities find meaningful work and independence through employment.

146

ADULTS SERVED

47,514

96%

HOURS OF SERVICE

PARTICIPANTS WHO EARNED A WAGE

BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT LACK OF GED/DIPLOMA

130

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

118

LEARNING DISABILITY

107

LACK OF/LOW LITERACY PSYCHIATRIC AND/OR EMOTIONAL DISABILITY DEAFNESS OR OTHER HEARING IMPAIRMENT

96 33 22

AUTISM

15

NEUROLOGICAL DISABILITY

13

BLINDNESS OR OTHER VISUAL IMPAIRMENT OTHER DISADVANTAGING CONDITION OTHER DISABLING CONDITION

11 80 96

Note: graph is representative of barriers identified by participants. Participants may also experience multiple barriers.

SUCCESS STORY

GEARING UP FOR A POSITIVE FUTURE Lawrence James discovered a passion for bike maintenance at his position in Goodwill’s Good Bikes Program. The job helped him advocate for himself, feel empowered despite his disability, and become more self-sufficient. Watch Lawrence’s full story at GoodwillDenver.org/SuccessStories.


EMPLOYEE

SUPPORT SERVICES Assistance to help Goodwill employees get through life’s unexpected obstacles in order to keep working and support themselves and their families.

174

EMPLOYEES SERVED WITH INTENSIVE SUPPORT

51%

EMPLOYEES WHO REPORTED A DISABILITY OR DISADVANTAGING CONDITION

$29,063

DISTRIBUTED FOR EMERGENCY NEEDS

1,438

TOTAL GOODWILL EMPLOYEES

SUCCESS STORY

HOPE AND SUCCESS AFTER TRAGEDY Vanessa Cruz-Pennington made some poor choices when she was young, making it hard to find work. Plus, she suffered the crushing loss of a child. She finally found a career at Goodwill—and the support to guide her to a positive future. Watch Vanessa’s full story at GoodwillDenver.org/SuccessStories.


VOLUNTEERING Making career education more relevant by connecting participants with volunteers, mentors, and guest speakers from the business community.

1,355

13,593

VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEER HOURS

632

$352,874

YOUTH MATCHED WITH VOLUNTEER MENTORS

VALUE OF VOLUNTEER TIME*

*Latest figure ($25.96 per hour for Colorado) from 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics data, as indexed by Independent Sector in April 2016.

SUCCESS STORY

AN INCREDIBLE GIFT TO STUDENTS For the past 15 years, Bob Blume has spent an hour each week giving back to at-risk students in Goodwill’s Youth Career Development Program. His mentorship and friendship has spurred career exploration, and has given the students a positive outlook and a concrete plan for successful futures. He’s dedicated more than 500 hours in his lifetime to help youth. Of his service, Bob says: “I learn so much from the students that I really feel like I get more from them than anything they can get from me. To be a source of encouragement for them— that's the main thing.” Watch Bob’s feature on “9NEWS, 9 Who Care” at 9NEWS.com.


RETAIL

OPERATIONS With 49 locations, Goodwill’s retail operations exist to create opportunities for people in need in our community.

RETAIL STORES Goodwill retail stores and donation centers provide a way for the community to reduce waste and find affordable, repurposed goods.

1,795,498 DONATIONS

3,552,503 TRANSACTIONS

OUTLET WORLDS Goodwill Outlet Worlds take all donated items not sold in stores and offer them at deep discounts in three stores in Aurora, Denver, and Englewood.

236,358

TRANSACTIONS

ONLINE SHOPPING Goodwill offers a convenient, searchable way to shop for collectibles, computers, and other media online through ShopGoodwill.com and eBay.

319,802

TRANSACTIONS

SUCCESS STORY

50 YEARS OF DEDICATION Nancy Thurman has been a hardworking employee and a Goodwill icon for half a century. Her kind spirit and attention to detail draw regular customers to her—they seek her out during their visits to the Glendale store. Goodwill is proud to have had Nancy on the team for so many wonderful years!


RECYCLING Goodwill works diligently to be efficient with its recycling practices, working towards zero waste.

35,040,775 POUNDS RECYCLED

62%

DONATED GOODS DIVERTED FROM THE LANDFILL

RECYCLING BY CATEGORY (IN POUNDS)

CLOTHING BOOKS COMPUTER EQUIPMENT CARDBOARD SHOES

12,015,288 4,437,545 3,256,496 2,191,301 1,257,444

METALS

891,300

BELTS & PURSES

684,202

PLASTIC

581,708

STUFFED TOYS

146,668

OTHER

9,578,823

GOOD ELECTRONICS The Good Electronics program provides experience and development for individuals with disabilities. Electronics and computer equipment can be donated in a safe, free, and environmentally responsible way. Learn more at GoodwillDenver.org/GoodElectronics.


GET INVOLVED Thanks to the generosity and support of the community, Goodwill is able to provide crucial, life-changing programs to local people in need. When you get involved, we can do great things. YOU are the Face of Goodwill.

SHOP

Support Goodwill’s community programs and change lives with every purchase.

DONATE

Reduce waste, repurpose goods, and provide jobs with your gently used items.

VOLUNTEER

A small investment of your time provides a lifetime of dividends for people in need.

ENGAGE

Partner with Goodwill to create an effective social responsibility strategy for your business.

SPONSOR

Attend or sponsor a Goodwill event and be inspired.

TOUR

Discover all the ways Goodwill creates a lasting and positive impact in the community.

To learn more and to get involved, contact us at 303.650.7700 or ContactUs@GoodwillDenver.org.


THE COMMUNITY GAVE TO GOODWILL (REVENUE) SALES

$61,569,934

91.3%

OTHER PUBLIC SUPPORT

$3,033,707

4.5%

CONTRACT REVENUE

$2,444,714

3.6%

$432,916

0.6%

OTHER INCOME TOTAL:

$67,481,271

GOODWILL GAVE TO THE COMMUNITY (EXPENSES) RETAIL OPERATIONS/PROGRAMS2

$55,081,937

79.7%

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

$7,018,113

10.1%

GENERAL & ADMINISTRATIVE

$6,578,273

9.5%

$499,470

0.7%

FUNDRAISING TOTAL:

$69,177,793


FORT COLLINS GREELEY LOVELAND LONGMONT BOULDER LAFAYETTE

FORT MORGAN

85

BROOMFIELD THORNTON DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

WESTMINSTER

COMMERCE CITY

ARVADA

GOLDEN

6

DENVER

LAKEWOOD EVERGREEN 285

AURORA ENGLEWOOD

LITTLETON

CENTENNIAL PARKER HIGHLANDS RANCH CASTLE ROCK

MAP KEY 30 RETAIL STORES

36 SCHOOLS

15 DONATION CENTERS

6 CAREER CONNECTION CENTERS

3 OUTLET WORLDS

1 CORPORATE OFFICE

1 DÉJÀ BLUE BOUTIQUE

1 PROGRAM OFFICE

Goodwill Industries of Denver // Annual Impact Report 2015-2016  
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