Our Mission: The mission of Goodwill-Suncoast is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. This mission is accomplished through employment services, independence preparedness services and affordable housing. The sale of donated goods at Goodwill thrift stores enables the agency to offer a variety of employment and training services, promote self-sufficiency, and contribute to community conservation through recycling. Goodwill-Suncoast was founded in October 1954 in downtown St. Petersburg. We began by assisting a handful of people with disabilities to gain work skills and paychecks. Now we help thousands of people overcome a variety of barriers to employment through workforce development and employment programs, five subsidized apartment buildings, work activities centers for adults with developmental disabilities, as well as rehabilitative community corrections facilities. To support these services, Goodwill-Suncoast operates 16 retail stores and three outlet stores and 22 Goodwill attended donation centers.