The mission of Rappahannock Goodwill is: We create jobs locally, prepare people to succeed at work, and help them overcome barriers to employment. Some of the people we help come to work directly for us; others go to work with business partners in our community. All of them find that the pride of working radically changes their lives.

Here are some stories of people who have found employment thanks to the good work of Rappahannock Goodwill:

Chuck found himself in need of a career change. With the help of Rappahannock Goodwill, Chuck was able to discover options for a new career path, take courses for certification, and start his own business.


Virgil came to Rappahannock Goodwill for assistance so he could get his CDL license. Goodwill found him free assistance so he could pass the CDL test. We then helped him as he sought employment. Virgil is the 2018 Graduate of the Year for Rappahannock Goodwill.


Emmetri was a successful attorney whose life was changed in an instant. Watch her story of how she found help through Rappahannock Goodwill, began a new career, and regained her dignity.


Cary needed a hand up to start a career and experience the Power of Work. Rappahannock Goodwill gave him the assistance he needed to start a fulfilling life with new goals toward a career.


Orange County, Virginia resident, Shamya, was seeking a better life for her and her son. She found employment assistance through Rappahannock Goodwill that was flexible enough for her busy life.


Prior to coming to work for Rappahannock Goodwill in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Chris had trouble keeping a job. Through his dedication and the help Goodwill provided, Chris has made a dramatic change. He is the 2016 Achiever of the Year for Rappahannock Goodwill.


Jean came to America to escape the violence he was experiencing in Africa. Jean is deaf and didn’t know American sign language. Luckily, he found help through Rappahannock Goodwill.

Visit our YouTube Channel to discover how Rappahannock Goodwill is having a dramatic impact in the lives of people in our community.
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