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Coming full circle

January 19, 2015 was the 152nd anniversary of the birth of Edgar Helms, the founder of Goodwill. At the beginning of the 20th Century, he came up with an idea that included asking people to donate clothing and household items … Continue reading

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A Disconnect

Several years ago a friend of mine told me, “Jim, I live on the northside (a relatively affluent part of Indianapolis), I work on the northside, I go to church on the northside. I don’t know any poor people.” I … Continue reading

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Adapting to Technological Changes

The fastest growing part of our organization is our ecommerce unit. By enabling us to sell many items for substantially more than they would sell for in a Goodwill store, our ecommerce operations enable us to be better stewards of … Continue reading

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My career with Goodwill has now spanned forty years.  It’s been a wonderful fit for me and an incredible learning and growing experience.  Over the years we’ve tried an enormous number of different ways of growing our businesses and accomplishing … Continue reading

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