Company Profile (Mission, Vision & Values)

Donate Stuff. Shop Often, Create Jobs.

When most people hear the name “Goodwill,” they think of the stores that sell items donated by the public. But that’s only part of the larger great story of Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, which owns and operates 10 Goodwill Retail Stores/Donation Centers, and 5 Donation Sites, in a 6.5-county area. The lesser-known, but very critical role that Goodwill plays is to provide job training, employment support, and rehabilitation services to individuals with disadvantages and disabilities, dislocated workers, youth, and other job seekers.

And the greatest financial support for these in-demand services comes from the role for which the Goodwill name is best known − the sale of donated goods. Goodwill directs revenue generated from the sale of donated items into community services and programs in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, and portions of Westmoreland.

Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies (formerly Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley, incorporated in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in December 1962) is an independent nonprofit organization to empower people who have barriers to employment. Its headquarters are located at 540-542 Central Avenue in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

Goodwill is a community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries.

Goodwill’s Vision

Individuals and families with employment barriers in our region will become employed, self-sufficient, and integrated into the community.

Goodwill’s Mission

To empower individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services

Goodwill’s Values
  • Respect: The recognition of basic human rights and dignities of all people
  • Learning: The recognition, acceptance, and development of individual abilities
  • Stewardship: The provision of quality goods and services
  • Ethics: Operating with integrity in all areas

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Online Shopping at Goodwill

Through the Shopgoodwill online auction site, you can experience a fun and exciting way to shop for specialty items such as one-of-a-kinds, collectibles, antiques, estate pieces, jewelry, nostalgic items, and more!

At Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, we know that our donors value their donations to Goodwill and want us to get the maximum value possible to support our mission. Listing these items on Shopgoodwill allows us to generate more revenue because these items go to the highest bidders who know the values of the items.

Donors can be sure that the revenue generated from the sale of their donated items on will support job training and employment services for people in their community – just as it does through purchases made in our 10 Goodwill Retail Stores.