Get To Know Your Goodwill
Since 1966, Rappahannock Goodwill (RGI) 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.
For thousands of people in our region with disabilities or barriers to employment, Goodwill has been a conduit to the world of work. People come to us with obstacles confronting them that we could barely imagine, and through their perseverance and responsibility, they overcome those obstacles. RGI has an open door for all who need our help – persons with disabilities, veterans, ex-offenders, and anyone who has had difficulty in finding and keeping a job.
The mission of Rappahannock Goodwill is: We create jobs locally, prepare people to succeed at work, and help them overcome barriers to employment.
For over 50 years, we have been serving people in the city of Fredericksburg and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, Culpeper, Orange, Louisa, Richmond, Westmoreland, Rappahannock, Essex, and Northumberland.
If you would like to learn more about Rappahannock Goodwill, we would love to share with you our mission and how we are impacting lives throughout our region. For more information or to have an RGI representative make a presentation to your group, please contact at [email protected] or call (540) 371-3070 / (800) 789-2816.
Thank you for donating to Goodwill and shopping in our stores.
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 – Fredericksburg
Vice-Chair – Fairfax County
Past Chair– Spotsylvania
Treasurer – Fredericksburg
Secretary – Stafford
President and CEO – Spotsylvania
Honorary Director, Stafford
Curtis Edmonds, Jr.
Dr. Shashuna Gray
John F. McManus, Esq.
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 2023. 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.