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Making a Difference in South Mississippi
For 48 years and counting, Goodwill of South MS has been contributing to the community by helping people with barriers to employment receive job training and placement services. We operate 12 Goodwill stores in ten cities to include Gulfport, Long Beach, Biloxi, D'Iberville, Diamondhead, Waveland, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Picayune, and Lucedale.
The simple act of donating your unused items to Goodwill stores, is one easy way to empower those in our community affected by poverty. In addition, Goodwill thrift stores are the perfect place for finding affordable secondhand clothing, furniture, electronics and more.
The “Good” in Goodwill
We collect donated goods from individuals throughout the community and generate income by selling those items at our stores. We use that money for training and placement services. In addition, Goodwill receives government and foundation grants to support specific job training and placement programs.
Each year, through the generosity of thousands of donors, we are able to provide people in our community with job training and placement services and connect them with meaningful employment.
Eighty-six cents of every dollar we earn goes directly into providing these services.
Say no to fast fashion, and yes to thrifty reuse!
Did you know that Goodwill South Mississippi collected over 1.6M pounds of recycled goods last year that may have otherwise ended up in landfills? Your local Goodwill vintage clothing store is the perfect place to help you clear your closet, reduce waste, and contribute to a worthwhile cause. Regardless of whether you’re donating vintage clothing, toys, electronics or home décor, your donations are making an impact on the environment and the community.
Second hand, second chance
Thrift shops are about so much more than simply getting rid of your unwanted items, in many cases they provide community members with a lifeline. Goodwill Industries empowers individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work. This includes veterans, senior citizens, at-risk youth, the formerly incarcerated and individuals with disabilities.
With every donation you’re helping us create a positive and supportive environment where those looking for work can access resources and learn skills to achieve independence and self-sufficiency.
One box of toys or one bag of unwanted clothes can make a difference to someone challenged by a disability or other barriers to employment. Cleaning out your closet never felt so good. So go ahead and visit one of our donation centers and give the priceless gift of empowerment to those in our community.