Our mission is to provide employment and training opportunities to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

Our Core Values:

  • Credibility – As an organization, we do what we say we will do.
  • Creativity – We are willing to try new ideas in order to improve any aspect of the organization.
  • Collaboration – We are different people, with different skills, who work well together to get the job done.

We are 100 percent local and 100 percent not-for-profit.  All of our programs and services are provided at no cost to all San Diego County residents.

In 2023:

  • 2,629 people obtained work through Goodwill San Diego.
  • 1,597 people were employed by Goodwill San Diego.
  • 123 Goodwill San Diego Ambassadors earned a promotion.
  • More than 6,561 people were served!


Meet with a Goodwill Community Employment Center Career Advisor for free job search assistance, one-on-one, in person or online, in English or Spanish.  Our soft skill workshops (Job Application, Résumé Builder, Ace the Interview, Workplace Communication, Conflict Resolution, Exceptional Customer Service, and Financial Literacy) are available daily in English and Spanish.  Sign up today and let us help you reach your career goals.  Earn our Job Readiness Program Certificate by taking all of our workshops and meeting with a Career Advisor two times per week for two weeks.  Let Hiring Managers know you are well-prepared and are serious about your career.

Goodwill San Diego is hiring!  If you would like to join our team, click on the Jobs icon and apply.  Goodwill provides a great work environment with plenty of opportunity to grow and learn. We are Making Good Happen by providing independence, pride and a sense of purpose for our community members.  


With more than 50 Donation Centers in San Diego County, Goodwill make it easier than ever to donate your quality items and offer many ways for you to donate to us.

Please click on the “Where to Donate” button to find a Donation Center near you.

Please call ahead if you are planning to donate furniture. We stop accepting furniture once our holding capacity is full. We appreciate your understanding and acknowledge the effort required to load and move furniture.

We welcome your monetary donations, vehicles, real property and legacy gifts too.  Last year, over 90 percent of our revenue came from your generous donations.  Thank you for Making Good Happen!


Explore our retail stores to find amazing products at affordable prices. Every purchase you make helps provide employment, training, and contributes to supporting local programs and services. Shop, save, and know you are making a difference in our community! When you visit our retail stores or outlet centers, you will find a clean, well-organized, friendly shopping environment for the entire family. Thank you for your support.

If you prefer to shop online, visit us at shopgoodwill.com/sandiego/ – we are open 7 days per week, 24 hours a day. At our online store you will find jewelry, perfume, collectibles including art, designer handbags, vintage clothing, and every type of media imaginable in great or new condition. The best part of shopping online is your purchase still has meaning because it supports our mission.  Together, we are Making Good Happen!