Evansville Goodwill Industries, Inc. opened for business on
May 12, 1935 at 112-114 N. W. First Street. Workers were to be paid in merchandise at the rate of 25 cents per hour. By November of that year, the agency was paying wages at a rate of $3.00 for five (5) days work.

The idea was to provide jobs for people with disabilities by receiving and repairing goods for resale in the Goodwill Store.

Eventually, we expanded outside of Evansville. We now operate stores in southeastern Illinois and western Kentucky, as well as other locations in southern Indiana.

Over the years, Goodwill has offered a variety of job training programs including furniture repair, laundry, industrial sewing and upholstery, shoe repair, car detailing, car repair, and food service. Each idea aimed at further increasing opportunities for people with disabilities.

Our building, at 500 S. Green River Rd., houses Goodwill’s main offices, our flagship store, and a production area with space for processing and sorting donations. In addition, the Green River Rd. location serves as the distribution point for Goodwill’s 15 retail stores and our online store at shopgoodwill.com

Evansville Goodwill Industries has grown into a comprehensive rehabilitation facility, offering Placement Services to individuals with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Our service area covers 28 counties in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.

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The mission of Evansville Goodwill Industries, Inc, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is to provide quality vocational and developmental opportunities to people who are disabled and/or disadvantaged in order to enhance their ability to achieve full participation in society.

A message from the President/CEO:

Welcome to Evansville Goodwill Industries, Inc. and thank you for visiting our website. I encourage you to get to know us. Please use our website to explore our mission, our goals and all of the programs we offer at Goodwill. Our mission is to change lives through the power of work. When you make a donation of your gently used items to Goodwill, you are helping create job opportunities for people that are disabled and/or disadvantaged. Thank you for being a friend of Evansville Goodwill and remember to like us on Facebook! It is our privilege to serve you.


 Connie Signature


Connie Ralph
Evansville Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Evansville Goodwill Industries, Inc.
Board of Directors

Moretta Bosley

Cheryl Kuchna

Kimberly J. Acree

Betty J. Hermann

Don R. Williams


Edgar D. Ancona
C. Michael Ballard
Dr. Jerry Brocksmith
Danny E. Glass
Carrie Hanebutt
Kurt Koenig
Pete Lambert
Daniel E. Temme
Gene Warren, Jr.
Randall D. Wheeler
Barb Whipkey

Evansville Goodwill Industries Foundation, Inc.
Board of Directors

Danny E. Glass


Jay Picking


C. Michael Ballard
William Drebus
Betty J. Hermann
Gene Warren, Jr.

Evansville Goodwill Industries, Inc.
Executive Staff

Connie Ralph

Paul Foronda
Vice President of Finance

Brandy Smith
Vice President of Mission Services

Judy Theuerkauf
Vice President of the Southern Division

Kim Bassett
Administrative Assistant