Mission & Vision
Our mission is to turn donations into jobs – offering lifetime purpose and opportunity.
Everyone has the opportunity to discover their full potential and purpose, empowering them to reach financial independence and become productive members of our community.
Independent Goodwill agencies, which are all members of Goodwill Industries International, were established throughout the United States in the years following this innovative model. While Goodwill Industries is no longer affiliated with the Methodist church and is a sectarian organization, Rev. Edgar Helm’s social justice legacy lives on through the workforce development programs Goodwill provides in local communities.
Launched 2017-2019 Strategic Plan
Changes in Leadership
Goodwill Greater East Bay welcomed new President/CEO, Jim Caponigro, and 3 new executive staff members including a Vice President of Retail and Operations, Vice President of Marketing and Development, and CFO/Vice President of Finance.
Celebrated the inaugural year of the John Latchford Award
In honor of former CEO, John Latchford, the annual John Latchford Award was established to celebrate a Goodwill employee that exemplifies the Goodwill Mission. The inaugural award was presented to Eileen Phillips.
Celebrated Grand Opening in Livermore
Grand Opening of the expansion and renovation of the Livermore Store. Store size doubled in space. A new look to the Goodwill Greater East Bay brand was introduced.
Formed new Partnerships
Goodwill Greater East Bay acquires two new business partners: Golden State College of Court Reporting and Emerick and Finch.
Celebrated 95 Years
Goodwill of the Greater East Bay celebrated 95 years of serving the East Bay community.
Opened 3 New Retail Stores and Donation Centers
New Goodwill retail stores and donation centers opened in Concord Park and Shop, Dixon, and San Pablo Towne Center.
Opened 2 Retail Stores and Donation Centers
Goodwill established two additional stores and donation sites, Oakland MacArthur Blvd. and Hayward Fairway.
Opened 2 New and Relocate 1 Existing Stores
Albany and Brentwood store opens its doors to the public and San Leandro store relocates to a new location.
Opened Fairfield- Oakmont Store
New retail store and donation center opened in the Fairfield Oakmont Shopping Center.
Welcomed New CEO
John Latchford is welcomed as the new CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay.
Opened Fremont Retail Store and Donation Store
New retail store and donation center opened in Fremont.
Established Calidad Industries
Calidad Industries established as a nonprofit affiliate of Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay.
Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay
Goodwill Industries of Oakland officially changed its name to Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay
Incorporated as an Independent Nonprofit
Goodwill Industries of Oakland is incorporated as an independent nonprofit corporation.
Opened Store in Oakland Fruitvale
Oakland Fruitvale retail store opened its doors to the public as the first East Bay Goodwill store.
Incorporated as Goodwill Industries of Oakland
Goodwill Industries of Oakland is incorporated, officially separating it from from Goodwill Industries of San Francisco.
Started Serving the East Bay Community
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco Bay District, comprised of the City and County of San Francisco and the County of Alameda began serving the East Bay Community.