We're a retailer and a recycler that puts all of our sales revenue back into the communities we serve. Through your donations, we're creating jobs and enhancing the lives of people with employment barriers. We're providing vital skills and training to those who need it most.
We're Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois a 100 percent non-profit organization doing good work throughout an 18-county area in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Rockford, Illinois, serves as our headquarters, and we're one of 156 Goodwill agencies under the auspices of Goodwill Industries International (GII).
Donations from individuals, companies and organizations are the first vital step in putting our Mission into motion, everything from lightly used clothing to computers, housewares to handbags, books to boots and toys for tots. These items become the recycled merchandise we sell at our stores and online. For some, shopping at our stores is an opportunity to find hidden treasures at amazing bargain prices. For others, it's a source for the vitally important clothing and household goods that might be unaffordable at a retail store.
Barriers to employment exist for thousands in our communities who lack needed skills or have significant mental and physical disabilities. Our mission creates opportunities for individuals with barriers to enhance their lives with jobs that provide skills, income, fulfillment and opportunity. Without your donations, shopping, and the support of local businesses and the community at large, we could not perform these Missions that are so increasingly vital to thousands of individuals throughout Northern Illinois. Through Goodwill, you're creating opportunities and changing lives.