Every day, your donations help people in your community find good jobs. The sales of your donations help fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges.


When you shop at Heart of Texas Goodwill, you are supporting job training and placement programs for people in your community with disabilities and other disadvantages.The more than 2,700 Goodwill stores in the United States and Canada are independently owned and operated. Here in the Heart of Texas, we have 14 Goodwill stores across 20 counties.

Change Lives

Goodwill is in the job business! We provide training and employment programs that significantly improve employability! We help you find a job, we help you keep a job!


Goodwill was founded in 1902 in Boston’s south end by Reverend Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister. Helms was inspired by compassion for the poor, sick, and disabled. He began collecting shoes, clothing, and household items from wealthier areas of the city, then trained and hired the poor to repair and restore the used goods. In addition to learning the trades and skills necessary in the restoration process, they were paid wages out of the profits earned from selling the goods at a weekly church bazaar. The system worked and the Goodwill philosophy of not charity, but a chance, was born.

Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries, governed by a volunteer board of directors, is one of 165 autonomous Goodwill organizations in North America and part of a billion dollar mainstream retail industry worldwide.