Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois

Who We Are

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is a community-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create opportunities for individuals with barriers to enhance their lives.  Rockford, IL serves as the headquarters for Goodwill Northern Illinois and is one of 165 Goodwill agencies under the auspices of Goodwill Industries International (GII).  GII was recently named by Forbes Magazine as the #2 not-for-profit in the country.  Goodwill Northern Illinois’ territory includes an 18-county area in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin with a combined population of over 1.1 million residents. Goodwill’s retail operations sell donated, gently-used products as well as new items such as overstocks and close-outs from some of the best-known stores in the state. Goodwill stores in northern Illinois (Rockford, Machesney Park, Freeport, Sterling, DeKalb, Ottawa, McHenry, and Huntley) and Beloit, Wisconsin employ more than 350 people.
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What We Do

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois accepts gently used and/or new clothing and household item donations.  These items are sold in our retail stores to help fund Goodwill's many community programs.


In 2011, Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois served 4,848 people in many different ways, but with the same end goal – helping people attain the tools and resources necessary to find and keep jobs.

Basic Needs Goodwill helped individuals and families attain basic needs, including child care, transportation and clothing for interviewing and employment. Goodwill helped over 1,225 people attain these basic needs that we so often take for granted.

Financial Support Goodwill offered financial support services to over 1,350 individuals in our communities last year. This includes financial education and tax preparation services.

Job Training Goodwill participants completed over 15,829 hours of vocational and on the job training in the last year.

Corporate Citizenship In addition to offering dignity through work, Goodwill continues to be a good citizen to the communities in which we serve. In 2011, Goodwill generated $510,000 in retail sales tax and paid employee income taxes in the amount of $245,000. Goodwill also diverted 7,363,000 pounds from our local landfills by recycling plastics, cardboard, shoes, clothing, and metals and computers.


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PO Box 17017
Rockford, IL 61110
Office Hours: Store Hours: Monday - Friday (9:00am to 9:00pm) Saturday (9:00am to 7:00pm) Sunday (10:00am to 6:00pm) Donation Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00am to 8:00pm) Saturday (8:00am to 6:00pm) Sunday (9:00am to 5:00pm)
Contact: Courtney Geiger
Contact Title: Director of Mission Services
Phone: 815-965-3795
Fax: 815-965-7087
  • Goodwill Administration and Mission Services Center - 615 N. Longwood Street, Rockford, IL  61107
  • Goodwill Rockford Store and Donation Center - 4618 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108
  • Goodwill Machesney Park Store and Donation Center - 8010 N. 2nd Street, Machesney Park, IL 61115
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