Mission in Motion

To improve the quality of life for people with disabilities or disadvantages. This is accomplished through education, training and placement in gainful employment.

Core Values

Our core purpose is helping people thrive, every day. It is, fundamentally, why we exist as an organization, and it applies as much to the individuals we serve as it does to our employees. Core Values define how we work together to serve this purpose. Together they establish a set of standards embodied by our work, our relationships, and our professionals. They allow us to be genuine and fair in our judgments, to build deeper relationships with our customers, and to maintain an inclusive, flexible work environment. They are what we stand for and they guide us daily as we navigate the many issues and opportunities within our organization.
Stewardship
We manage the resources entrusted to us with responsibility and care.
Inclusions
We provide equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized. We value and promote diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business.
Respect
We have a strong ethical foundation and demonstrate respect for the independence and intrinsic worth of each employee and individual we serve. We treat everyone as we ourselves want to be treated. We will treat one another, persons served, customers, and donors, with ethical integrity, dignity, and respect.
Integrity
We value our personal and professional obligations and keep our promises.
Accountability
We take ownership. We are responsible for our failures as well as our successes. We are responsible for our actions, products, decisions, and policies.
Empowerment
We expect our team members to make independent decisions.
Continuous Improvement
We are committed to the pursuit of excellence.
Service
We will provide an avenue where the individuals we serve can develop a sense of self worth, learn to believe in themselves, and become productive citizens.

Partner Spotlight

Goodwill, Gainesville ISD, and Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services are partnering to provide training to students in high school in the special education department. Goodwill has teachers and job coaches on the high school campus five days a week to provide training in money management, job seeking skills, dressing for success, disability disclosure, and other skills on how to maintain a job. This partnership is very beneficial for all the students involved and allows these students to live more productive lives while in school and after graduation. Goodwill contracts with TWS-VRS to provide Vocational Adjustment Training, Job Coaching, Job Placement, and Support Employment Services. Through this partnership individuals with disabilities and disadvantage can learn the skills need to live and work successfully.
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Mission in Motion:

Our goal with #MissionPossible is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities or disadvantages. This is accomplished through education, training, and placement in gainful employment.
Basel Aftimos was referred to Goodwill Industries of Northeast Texas from the Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Services for employment services. Basel had a very strong desire to work to support himself and his family. Basel was volunteering at different organizations in the Sherman area to gain new work skills.

When Basel was a young man both of his legs were amputated. Basel has not let the fact that he has prosthetic legs ever deter him from his desire to work. Basel expressed an interest in working many different places, with Goodwill being one of those organizations.

In 2016, Basel accepted a position as a custodian for Goodwill’s AS-IS store. Basel’s supervisor, Bruce Hill states that Basel demonstrates excellent work habits and job proficiency. Basel always meets or exceeds expectations. Bruce also states Basel works safely, reports to work on time, and is very personable and polite. Basel is a great example of Goodwill’s Mission of “Giving a Hand Up Rather Than a Hand Out”.

Due to Basel’s hard work and dedication he is receiving the award of Achiever of the Year. Congratulations!

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