About Goodwill (Global)

Edgar Helms, founder of Goodwill

Civic Action (What Edgar Helms has done to help the community.)

Goodwill helps give money to education, build strong families, collects clothes and other things and sells them cheaply. It helps communities re-purpose usable items in enviromentally sound ways and prevents the items from piling up in local landfills.


Impact of the Community (Make an Inference: How did it help? )

Families can afford things more easily. Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families.


Background Information on Edgar Helms

  • Born near Malone, NY on January 19, 1863.

  • 1883-He enrolled in Boston University.

  • In 1934-Helms realized Goodwill needed to have a bigger hand in rehabilitation.


What I can do to help

I can help my community by help people mow their lawns and shovel up snow in other people's lawns.