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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

Paper/Cardboard

Scrap Metal


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.

“We must become the change we wish to see in the world� Mohandas (Mahatma) Ghandi

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0 Vocational Evaluations

Vocational Adjustment Training

Personal Social Adjustment Training

Licensed Professional Counseling

Work Adjustment Training

2009

Job Coaching

2010

Job Placement Services

2011

Supported Employment Services

Supported Self Employment Services


Changing the Economy


Changing the Community

 Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services  Department of Transportation


Changing Lives

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

Profession/Business Affiliation

Andrew Adams

Southside Bank, Vice President

Mike Edwards

KTBB Radio Program Director

Judy Holmes

Regional Staff Ombudsman, Area Agency on Aging of East Texas

Darrell Forster

Dairy Queen, Franchise Owner

Paul Josephson (President)

Retired (Trane)

Ed Kennedy

Retired

Ben Kizer (Treasurer)

Kimberly Clark, Account Executive

Larry L. Kraus

Professor of Education, UT Tyler

Thorndike Lewis

Automotive T&T Service Station

Mike Powell

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

Rick Tatman

Tyler Union, President

Tina Wesley

Retired, Teacher


Address

City

State

Zip Code

706 North Palestine

Athens

Texas

75751

24648 Highway 64

Canton

Texas

75103

620 West Panola

Carthage

Texas

75633

1640 E Broadway

Gladewater

Texas

75647

503 West Main

Henderson

Texas

75652

1802 South Jackson

Jacksonville

Texas

75766

1409 Highway 259 N

Kilgore

Texas

75662

2451 Loop 281

Longview

Texas

75604

2400 Judson Road

Longview

Texas

75605

1018 South Third St

Mabank

Texas

75147

1601 Sedberry

Marshall

Texas

75801

201 North Newsome

Mineola

Texas

75773

407 West Locust

Tyler

Texas

75702

1817 Loop 323 WSW

Tyler

Texas

75703

Other Donation Sites Flint

Hwy 155 and 2661

Tyler

Old Troup Hwy and Loop 323 (Behind Green Acres Bowling Alley)

Whitehouse 12500 CR 2133

Goodwill Industries of East Texas Annual Report 2011  

'It is the mission of Goodwill Industries of East Texas, Inc. to provide skills training and vocational opportunities for people with barrie...

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