Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona and Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley jointly announced today that the merger was approved by their board of directors and Goodwill Industries International, Inc. The two organizations will combine operations effective immediately.
“We are very excited to leverage our resources and strengthen our collective impact to help more people in Arizona and Maryland,” said Tim O’Neal, president and CEO of Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona. “Our goal is to help more people get back on their feet and back to work.”
Eventually the two organizations will operate under a joint name, but until that time they will continue to operate under their individual names in each market.
The joint organization will now operate nearly 100 stores, one clearance outlet, seven career centers and seven self-service kiosks, a large eCommerce presence, Veterans initiatives and employ over 4,200 team members throughout the Phoenix metro area, Prescott, Yuma, Flagstaff, Sedona, Cottonwood, Kingman, Lake Havasu, Bullhead City, Carroll County and Frederick County, Maryland.
Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides a wide-array of workforce development programs to residents of Carroll County and Frederick County, Md. Programs include job training, interview preparation, career exploration, digital skills training, and more for job-seekers, veterans, youth ages 14 – 24, and individuals with disabilities. Funding for job training is provided through the sale of donated clothing and other household items.
Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona (GCNA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty through the power of work. GCNA takes a holistic approach to employment by providing job seekers the tools to feel confident, purpose driven, and successful. Donating or shopping at Goodwill supports no-cost career services, which are available to anyone looking for a new job, education, or training. In addition to placing thousands of Arizonans into local jobs, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona diverts millions of pounds of material from Arizona landfills each year.