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Goodwill Keystone Area: Donated goods anchor funding

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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

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.

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