Goodwill Keystone Area: Donated goods anchor funding
The sale of donated goods provides most of Goodwill Keystone Area's funding, according to the nonprofit's newly issued 2012 annual report.
Of nearly $50 million in funding for the fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2012, more than $35 million came from the sale of donated goods, the report said. In addition to the 38 stores and donation centers across its 22-county area, which includes Central Pennsylvania, Goodwill Keystone Area also reported selling 34,545 items on shopgoodwill.com.
Another $6.8 million came from workforce development funding, and nearly $6.3 million from business services for industry.
Goodwill reported spending $41.3 million on program services, $4.4 million on management and general expenses, and just over $280,000 on fundraising. That left $3.7 million from the year’s income available for future growth.
The nonprofit also reported a total of more than $9.1 million in assets, with liabilities of just over $50,000.
Other details of note:
• The nonprofit became a Dell Reconnect Partner in November 2011 and recycled more than 338,000 pounds of computers.
• 1.1 million pounds of confidential documents were shredded and recycled for clients through a service based out of Harrisburg.
• Sixty-one people with severe disabilities worked for Goodwill Services Inc. Goodwill Keystone Area has 1,756 employees, many of whom have a disability or other barriers to employment.
• The nonprofit has custodial contracts for facilities totaling 1.4 million square feet.
• People receiving paid training were as follows: 224 in the Summer Youth Employment Program; 318 seniors with barriers to employment; and 432 in the Donated Goods and Business Services Programs.