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Goodwill Central Coast

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General Agency Information
Name: Goodwill Central Coast
Alternate Name(s): Goodwill Industries of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties
Address: 18 West Beach St.
Watsonville,  CA  95076
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-763-8385
Secondary Phone: 800-894-8440
Description: Your local Goodwill chapter, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, began in 1928 in the city of Santa Cruz and today has expanded into three counties: Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo. We now employ over 600 people and our programs strengthen communities by improving job growth, the lives of individuals and families, and the health of our environment.

Retail sales from your donated items allow us to continue empowering thousands of people through employment every year. We gratefully accept everything from clothing and accessories to small household appliances and furniture, electronics, books, fine china, art and other collectibles in good or new condition.

Please visit the website to see a list of items the Goodwill does not accept.
Mission: Goodwill Central Coast builds lives, families and communities by helping people with employment needs become successful, supported by innovative enterprises that preserve earth's resources.
Programs: Goodwill helps people reach their own goals and achieve economic self sufficiency through employment and training programs. Main programs in the local and surrounding areas include:

• Employment and training services through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for low-income adults and laid off workers.
• Work experience and transitional employment (paid and unpaid) for individuals on CalWORKs, Workability students, and other populations to help individuals gain work experience and prepare for unsubsidized employment.
• Makerspace Program that provides internships with local employers to Cabrillo students seeking experience in fabrication, 3D printing, and other technology.
• Prosperity Platform that helps people increase income, reduce expenses, and build assets through financial and career coaching.
• Culinary School in Marina (20-week program) that helps students prepare for the culinary and hospitality fields. Students obtain ServSafe® Food Manager Certification and gain work experience through catering events. Many students qualify for WIOA scholarships.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility: Open to All
Fees: None
Areas Served: Monterey County
San Luis Obispo County
Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Santa Cruz
Funding Source: Donations
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Clothing Donation Programs
Donation Pickups
Electronic Waste Recycling
Household Goods
Job Search/Placement
Job Training
Nonprofit Retail Stores
Private Nonprofits
Vocational Education
Wioa programs
This agency was last updated on December 23, 2021.