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!


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Andrea Salinas

Andrea L. Salinas, Director of Operations at Heart of Texas Goodwill in Waco, grew up in San Antonio and graduated from University of Texas-San Antonio with a degree in Human Resources Management. She obtained an Executive MBA from Baylor University in 2012.

Her professional career began and continues with nonprofits. In 1993, Salinas became employed by the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind as a Human Resources Generalist.  In 1996, she moved to Austin, Texas and started working at Goodwill Central Texas as a Human Resources Generalist. After rewriting her own job description to include more responsibility, she took over as Human Resources Manager and then Employee Services Director. She quickly moved into the roles of Employee Services Vice President and then became the Chief Operating Officer before moving to Chief Administration Officer and Senior Vice President.

Salinas sits and serves as Vice President on the Board of GiftingCare , a non-profit who helps those experiencing the physical, mental, emotional, and financial trauma of major upper-body surgery heal in comfort by providing a comfortable, post-operative shirt.


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