November 2021 Spotlight

Funding free programs for the people of central Illinois!

Canton Main Street is happy to announce Goodwill Industries as their November Spotlight business.  Canton’s Goodwill store, located at 109 N. Main Street, has been a strong contributor to our community in many ways. They are also a regular supporter of our Canton Main Street events by dressing up for Munchkin Masquerade, decorating their windows, and hosting live musicians for the Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk.  

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois was established in 1934, while Goodwill Industries International dates all the way back to 1902. They are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on giving back to their communities in many ways.

Funds generated by the sale of donated goods allows Goodwill to offer an employment program, a veterans’ support program, and a youth program. All of Goodwill’s services are free and include things like job search assistance, resume building, computer skills training, referrals for medical/substance abuse/food/clothing/transportation/legal issues for veterans, youth mentoring and career opportunities for youths, and much more. 

Canton Goodwill Manager Enola Mathis described their newest program, which is a Goodwill Rewards program. Each dollar spent at GW earns a penny. The money can then be used in $10, $20, or $30 increments. Being a Rewards member also qualifies the shopper for daily, weekly, and monthly sales. 

Mathis states, “Canton is a warm and friendly town; always willing to help in challenging times.  Canton Main Street helps the community to stay strong with activities throughout the year.”

For more information on the Goodwill programs, visit www.goodwillpeo.org or follow them on Facebook at Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois and Goodwill Employment, Veterans’, and Youth Services of Central Illinois.

Congratulations, and thanks for being such a great part of our community!

Goodwill Industries
109 N. Main St.
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-8328

Open Mon. – Fri. 9am – 8pm, Sat. 9am – 8pm, and Sun. 10am – 6pm