Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is a community-based not-for-profit organization that creates opportunities for individuals with barriers to enhance their lives. In 2014, Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois served 6,240 people in the communities in which we reside. Rockford, IL serves as the headquarters for Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois and is one of 165 Goodwill agencies under the auspices of Goodwill Industries International (GII). Goodwill was recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 largest charities in the country as well as one of America’s 20 most inspiring companies. In addition, Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois was named Organization of the Year by Illinois Special Olympics in June 2013. Goodwill Industries of 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, Huntley, Crystal Lake, and Algonquin) and Beloit, Wisconsin employ over 475 people.