Introduction to Your Goodwill
Since 1966, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries has believed in the power of work to change lives. In today’s society, to have a job, do it well, and reap the benefits is one of the most important ways a person can live with dignity.
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries serves people in the city of Fredericksburg and the following counties: Stafford, Spotsylvania, Culpeper, Westmoreland, Orange, Caroline, King George, Louisa, Richmond, Northumberland, Rappahannock, and Essex.
For thousands of people in our region with disabilities or barriers to employment, Goodwill has been the conduit to the world of work. “People come to us with obstacles confronting them that we could barely conceive, and through their perseverance and assumption of responsibility they overcome those obstacles,” said President & CEO Donnie Tolson. “While people with disabilities are the heart and soul of this organization and will remain so, RGI focuses on an open door for all who need our help.”
The mission of Rappahannock Goodwill is: We create jobs locally, prepare people to succeed at work, and help them overcome barriers to employment.
The RGI 2017-2021 Strategic Plan has four areas of focus:
Provide training not available anywhere else
Build employer relationships
Transition individuals to jobs outside of Goodwill
If you would like to learn more about Rappahannock Goodwill, you can take a Rethink Goodwill tour of our mission and hear stories of how RGI is impacting lives throughout our region. For more information on taking a tour or to have an RGI representative make a presentation to your group, please contact Heather Schulz or call (540) 371-3070 / (800) 789-2816.
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries operates under the governance of a local volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of members from the local business community and others who have an interest in the mission of our organization. The Board is responsible for formulating and overseeing corporate policies. A full time CEO is responsible for all aspects of Goodwill’s day-to-day operations and for meeting the organization’s long-term goals. If you’d like to view of a copy of RGI’s by-laws, please contact Heather Schulz at 540-371-3070.
Chair – Spotsylvania
Vice-Chair – Spotsylvania
Past Chair – Caroline
Treasurer – Caroline
Secretary – Stafford
Ex officio – Fredericksburg
Honorary Director, Stafford
W. Andrew Withers
From the U.S. to Canada and Europe, rehabilitation and human services providers seek the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation. CARF accredits only programs that meet rigorous standards with the purpose of improving the quality of services that enhance the lives of the persons served.
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries is accredited by CARF for a period of three years through December 2020. The programs and services Goodwill was accredited for are under Employment Services and are as follows:
- Community Employment Services: Job Development
- Community Employment Services: Job Supports
- Community Employment Services: Job-site Training
- Employee Development Services
- Employment Planning Services
- Organizational Employment Services
This 3-year accreditation outcome represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the standards established by CARF. Goodwill is proud to have received this prestigious award for well over 20 years.
Collaboration Zone–Working Together To Change Lives
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries believes that through the power of collaboration with other organizations, more people can be served and more lives impacted in a powerful way.
The Goodwill Community Resource Center features nearly 10,000 square feet of office space specifically for partner organizations so we can work together and change lives.
Co-location of the Goodwill staff and the staffs of other agencies will facilitate working together to better assist people. The collaborative environment allows us to help people with a variety of barriers reach their full potential, both on and off the job.