Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana celebrates 97 years

May 25, 2023

North Louisiana – It takes many individuals to make Goodwill Industries’ mission succeed: employees, board members, donors, shoppers, clients, students and community partners. Each one is necessary and vital to help Goodwill run smooth and effectively.

Goodwill is wrapping up a month-long of activities by hosting its 97th Community Awards Luncehon, presented by Willis Knighton Health System, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. During the event, several business and community leader volunteers will be honored and recognized for their role in helping our mission be successful. Pastor Bill Miller will be the featured keynote speaker at the event.

This year’s businesses and individual honorees includes: Pelican State Credit Union, Sciport Discovery Center, Lotus Hopsitality Management, Diesel Driving Academy, Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, Care Pregnancy Center, Cadence Bank, Northminister Church, Mr. Dennis Willis, Mrs. Shelli Ulrich, Ms. Meosha Barnum and Ms. Carlin Willett.

2022 Highlights include:

  • Provided services to 2,628 individuals – a 57% increase
  • 417 individuals placed into employment
  • Provided employees to 343 unique employers
  • Conducted 47 Job Fairs/Hiring Events
  • 7,435,211 pounds of donated goods saved from landfills
  • Economic Impact of $9,321,626 to North Louisiana

Individual tickets can still be purchased online through Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 at Tickets are $75/person.

About Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana:
Founded in 1926, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana is a nonprofit social enterprise whose mission is provide education, training and career services to individuals who face barriers, disadvantages or have a disability. Since 2005, Goodwill has helped 55,000 achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work.

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana’s, nine retail locations provide not only affordable goods and services, but also employment to those in need and a revenue stream to support Goodwill’s charitable mission. In addition, a wide range of business services, including janitorial and grounds maintenance, allows Goodwill to expand further employment opportunities by contracting with federal, state, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Goodwill also offers multiple job resource centers, equipped with job-search experts, computers, Internet access and telephones. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance. For more information on Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana programs or services, or to find a location near you, visit