A mission for purpose
We provide tools that help people overcome barriers to employment and find meaningful work. We utilize vocational services, youth programs, and disability and veteran services to enable individuals to get back on their feet, secure employment, and develop their careers.
Learn more about the history that started it all, and the team that continues the legacy.
Your donations enable Goodwill to provide employment, education and training in your community.
Each item you donate makes an economic impact in our community. The funds acquired from donated goods fuel many social economic programs here.
We are constantly in need of good people who have a heart to share their trade, time or expertise in assisting others in achieving life-changing goals.
As one of the leading career trainers in the Kanawha Valley your cash donations are the catalyst for change and a combatant against poverty.
In 6th grade, Caitlin, a sister of four, found herself facing a bout with anxiety that would hinder her progression for years to come. After leaving the public school system to focus on her health and education, Caitlin tried to find different ways to get past the barrier she was facing. Anxiety had not only plagued her mind, it hindered her everyday life. In July of 2021, Caitlin and her mom came to the Goodwill location in Parkersburg. By coming to our Prosperity Center, Caitlin was able to take Soft Skills classes and a workshop that focused on overcoming anxiety. She also successfully completed our PTP program in Vienna; where she was later hired on as a full-time employee. Caitlin still faces frequent anxiety in her day-to-day tasks, but she has now developed the confidence and skills she needs to take on the challenges of everyday life. Congratulations, Caitlin!!