Helping people prepare for, find, and keep good jobs is what Goodwill is about.


total people served in 2021


people placed into jobs within area businesses


program participants who worked and earned paychecks at Goodwill

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What We Do

Success Story: Franklin

Franklin had been retired for two years but began falling behind on bills after his wife lost her job and then in June 2022 he lost his post-retirement job due to health problems. He visited Goodwill’s Career Center for employment assistance.

“My life has changed drastically. Goodwill is a company that cares about people’s success.” Franklin said.

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Employee Spotlight: Rosalieh LeFevre

Rosalieh brings honesty, integrity, and commitment to her work as assistant store manager at our Fremont location. Employed at Goodwill for 20 years, Rosalieh began her career as a part-time associate before she was quickly promoted to team lead.

“Goodwill is like a second home to me." Rosalieh told us, "I love the people I work with.” 

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Business Development Director named 
Innovator of the Year

The annual award recognizes and celebrates the most innovative ideas of the lakeshore area. Nick Carlson championed and coordinated Goodwill’s unique joint-venture partnership with HydroBlox Technologies, a plastics recycling company that manufactures products that aid in stormwater drainage infrastructure.

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HydroBlox Technologies and Goodwill Industries of West Michigan announce plastic recycling partnership

“In keeping with Goodwill’s focus on sustainability and the triple-bottom line, we are excited to launch a new business line that diverts landfill-bound plastic, while also providing good-paying jobs,” GIWM President and CEO Jeanette Hoyer said. 

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Give your time. Change a life.
Become a Goodwill VITA volunteer!

Goodwill VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) volunteers provide free tax assistance to low- to moderate-income workers and families eligible for significant state and federal tax credits.

Make a difference! Help working people claim and keep all the refunds they are entitled to.

No accounting experience required! Volunteers receive FREE IRS training and certification.

Flexible hours! You can volunteer for day, evening, and/or Saturday hours in any of our tax-prep sites.

Call 231-722-7871, ext. 8482 for more information.


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