2011 Annual Report
The New Face of Change
Historical Change MISSION STATEMENT
Goodwill Industries of East Texas, Inc. is dedicated to providing skills training and vocational opportunities for people with barriers to employment.
Paul Josephson, 2011 Goodwill Industries of East Texas Board President
2011 represents the first year of a three year plan designed to improve operating efficiencies, expand service areas, and solidify our partnership with the East Texas community. The first step involved the purchase and remodeling of a new location for our Commercial Services Division. The results were positive with revenues exceeding $1.0 million dollars and showing a 38.9% growth over 2010. At the same time that we were improving the operating location for Commercial Services, we also maximized the use of our downtown space for the Career and Counseling Services Division. Here we greatly expanded services offered and people served and increased revenues by 41.2%. And, finally, our strong partnership with the East Texas communities has helped our Donated Goods operation exceed $9.0 million in revenues and provide the funds needed to acquire the facilities and subsidize the financial needs of the mission service areas.
Words from our 2011 President… “ My relationship with Goodwill dates back more than twenty five years to when Goodwill/OIT was an outstanding supplier of mine at Trane. 2012 completes my sixth year as a member of the Goodwill Board of Directors. Prior to becoming the 2011 Board President, I rotated through the positions of Treasurer, Secretary and Vice President.
In addition to services, we are improving our communication with the public through a more informative web site, www.goodwilleasttexas.com, and active postings on our Facebook page. Check us out! You’ll be impressed.
Changing the Planet
Moving Commercial Services (formerly OIT “Opportunities in Tyler”), was a major undertaking with major results. 1530 John Carney Drive was a challenging remodel project, but more importantly, offered opportunities to serve Goodwill’s mission in ways not possible in the old space.
Increased State contracts provided more work for our employees
Additional warehouse space increased document shredding, recycling and production capacity
Planned space for a ComputerWorks store, spacious lunchroom and additional meeting room for public and educational use added ways to serve and train more individuals
Reaching the Million Dollar Sales Goal brought excitement, confidence, and a solid foundation for the future of The Commercial Services Division.
2011 Tons Recycled 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 E Waste
Changing Life Skills
In 2011, the Career and Counseling Services Division program referrals increased 44% from 2009. Job placement for consumers in the competitive workforce increased 66% respectively. 2011 brought new programs , additional personnel and most importantly, increased services to the East Texas community.
â€œWe must become the change we wish to see in the worldâ€? Mohandas (Mahatma) Ghandi
160 140 120
100 80 61
42 40 4
0 Vocational Evaluations
Vocational Adjustment Training
Personal Social Adjustment Training
Licensed Professional Counseling
Work Adjustment Training
Job Placement Services
Supported Employment Services
Supported Self Employment Services
Changing the Economy
Changing the Community
ď‚ˇ Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services ď‚ˇ Department of Transportation
Thomas Draemer and Goodwill’s Kim Sober
Speech given by Thomas Draemer, August 9, 2011 Graduate of Goodwill Industries and Hilton Garden Inn Training Program Funded by DARS “ My name is Thomas Draemer and I am 38 years old. I’ve been associated with D.A.R.S. for 2 years while they have been
trying to find me a job. The reason I can’t find a job on my own is because when I was 16 years old, I sustained a brain injury and became disabled. I lost the use of my left arm and hand. They said I’d never walk again. As you can see, I beat those odds. They said I would never finish high school. But, I did, and I walked across the stage and received my diploma like everyone else in my graduating class. They said I’d never be nothing, but I am someone. I have a father who’s proud of me, a girlfriend who loves me, and a mother-in-law who cares for me and who I take care of the best that I can. Someone like me is not supposed to work, but that is all I want to do. I want to be a productive citizen and not just a statistic. I’ve been given a chance to show my work skills by Goodwill Industries and Hilton Garden Inn. I learned a lot of things that will help me fulfill my goals in life. I’m very thankful for D.A.R.S. and Goodwill and the Hilton Garden Inn. It was a pleasure to work with my job coach, Crystal. She’s terrific! It was a thrilling experience and hopefully it’s not over.” Thomas is originally from Houston, TX and has lived in Bullard for 18 months. He moved here to be near his dad and girlfriend. He can handle housekeeping duties at a hotel, lawn maintenance and has also been a painter and worked at Brookwood Community patching plaster molds. Hilton Garden Inn loved Thomas’ work ethic and attitude and hired him! Thomas Draemer continues to work at the Hilton and AnyTime Fitness in Bullard. He is even picking up a third job at his Barber Shop…janitorial work!
ABOUT THE AWARD
The Edgar J. Helms Award for Graduate Staff honors a current Goodwill employee who is a past recipient of Goodwill services, and who exemplifies the mission of Goodwill Industries and its founder Rev. Edgar J. Helms’ values of unselfish service to people with disabilities or other disadvantaging conditions. Once an all-district offensive lineman, Jarvin Dorsey thought of nothing but extending his football career into college. Tragically, a drive-by shooting just one week after high school graduation left him paralyzed. While physical therapy and an incredible strength of spirit helped Dorsey adjust to his disability, he wasn’t able to find work. The Work Adjustment Training Program at Goodwill Industries of East Texas (Tyler) helped Dorsey develop abilities he didn’t know he had, such as strong teaching and mentorship skills. Before long, Dorsey was hired as a workforce adjustment training aide. Three promotions later, he now serves as the Work Adjustment Training Coordinator. “Jarvin takes a hands-on approach to helping others reach their potential,” said David Walton, CEO of the Tyler Goodwill. “He sees his Goodwill® work as a calling and not just a job.” His desire to give back extends beyond work hours. He is a co-founder of the East Texas Piney Woods Chapter of Turning Point, an organization dedicated to providing no-cost sports and outdoor activities to individuals with mobility impairments. Dorsey has also helped install wheelchair ramps and retro-fitted vehicles with hand controls for people with acquired disabilities. “As a husband and father, a valued employee and a mentor, Jarvin inspires others to become self-reliant and pursue their dreams,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “We’re honored that he’s chosen to spread Goodwill’s message that everyone has the right to meaningful work.” Dorsey received his award at Goodwill’s annual Delegate Assembly meeting in Miami, FL, earlier this summer (2012).
Volunteers for Change
Board Members Name
Southside Bank, Vice President
KTBB Radio Program Director
Regional Staff Ombudsman, Area Agency on Aging of East Texas
Dairy Queen, Franchise Owner
Paul Josephson (President)
Ben Kizer (Treasurer)
Kimberly Clark, Account Executive
Larry L. Kraus
Professor of Education, UT Tyler
Automotive T&T Service Station
Meals on Wheels, Executive Director
Mark Reis (Secretary)
Lifeline Software, President
Randell C. Roberts
Attorney, Roberts and Roberts
Gay L. Smith (Vice President)
Sr. V.P., Austin Bank; President TISD Foundation
Hank Stuth Jr.
Retired, Auto Parts Supplier
Tyler Union, President
706 North Palestine
24648 Highway 64
620 West Panola
1640 E Broadway
503 West Main
1802 South Jackson
1409 Highway 259 N
2451 Loop 281
2400 Judson Road
1018 South Third St
201 North Newsome
407 West Locust
1817 Loop 323 WSW
Other Donation Sites Flint
Hwy 155 and 2661
Old Troup Hwy and Loop 323 (Behind Green Acres Bowling Alley)
Whitehouse 12500 CR 2133
Published on Jan 2, 2014
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