Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont’s president and CEO is Chris Jackson. His compensation package – determined by our local board of directors – is 0.5 percent of our total budget.
Many people think our retail stores are places that sell used items to people with low incomes. While we are happy we can provide affordable goods, our retail stores do so much more! The revenue from our stores supports the many programs and services we provide in our community. We spend 90 cents of every dollar we make on mission-related programming, aimed at helping people experiencing unemployment, underemployment and obstacles to job advancement overcome those challenges to find and maintain family-sustaining employment.
Goodwill is a job creator. Annually, we employ more than 780 people, paying more than $31 million in wages and more than $8 million in payroll taxes.
When you donate and shop at Goodwill, you support our mission of helping people find employment. In 2018, Goodwill assisted more than 11,000 individuals with resources and support, and helped more than 2,900 people gain employment thanks to donations and purchases from the community. Chances are, you may know someone whom we’ve helped because of your support!
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is a registered, reputable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has been serving the community for more than 50 years. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and meet all 20 standards for charity accountability. We operate 26 retail stores in the Southern Piedmont region of North Carolina and South Carolina, and we provide job training and employment services in six counties.