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Where your things start new lives.

Meet Johnny

Earlier in life, Johnny went to prison which limited his employment opportunities. Prior to coming to Goodwill to work as a yard driver, he moved from job to job without a true career path or goal. With the support of Goodwill, Jimmy was able to receive training, job coaching, interview practice, and other forms of preparation which helped him pursue and earn a great job with Hilti North America.

Meet Maria

Maria faced challenges to gaining employment because of her criminal history. A mother of four, she struggled to reach the financial stability she needed to reconnect with her children even though she had turned her life around. Maria was able to reenter the workforce and reunite with her kids after being hired as a warehouse team member at Goodwill. She is now a trainer, sharing her skills and expertise with new Goodwill retail team members.

Meet Lakieshia

LaKieshia is a single mother of four, previously working two minimum-wage jobs to provide the basics for her family. She struggled because she earned too much to qualify for social support programs but not enough to independently help herself. After completing a computer and financial literacy program at Goodwill, she was applied to and was hired for a position at Goodwill, considering her career move to be “the best decision of [her] life.”

Circle of Impact at Goodwill of South MS
  • Clothing

  • Electronics

  • Furniture

  • Home Decor

  • Housewares

  • Jewelry

  • Purses

  • Shoes

  • Toys

Not Accepted

  • Major Appliances

  • Batteries

  • Building Materials

  • Car Seats

  • Children's High Chairs
    or Play Pens


  • Clothes Hangers (wire)

  • CRT Tube TVs

  • Fireworks

  • Food & Beverages

  • Hazardous Materials

  • Hospital Beds

  • Mattresses or Box Springs

  • Prescription Medicine

  • Tires

  • Weapons or Ammunition

  • Wet Clothing

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