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Goodwill Southern California Earns High Marks from Charity Navigator – Receives ninth consecutive four-star ranking for fiscal responsibility

Los Angeles, Calif., May 2010 – Charity Navigator issues Goodwill Southern California (GSC) its highest rating of four stars for the ninth consecutive year for its ability to “efficiently manage and grow its finances.”

“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Goodwill Southern California from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” states Charity Navigator’s Ken Berger, president and chief executive officer.

Less than one percent of the charities Charity Navigator rates have received at least nine consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Goodwill Southern California outperforms most charities in America in its efforts to operate in the most fiscally responsible way possible.

“This designation recognizes our continued commitment to transforming lives through the power of work,” said Douglas Barr, Goodwill Southern California’s president and chief executive officer. “Donations we receive allow us to make a direct impact in communities by providing employment assistance programs that help people with disabilities or other disadvantages find jobs. “

About Goodwill Southern California
Since 1916, Goodwill has been turning donations and retail purchases into good jobs that have led to brighter futures for thousands of people with disabilities and vocational challenges. More than 59, 000 people benefited from Goodwill Southern California’s (GSC) education, job training and placement programs last year. GSC operates 63 retail stores, 42 attended donation centers, three campuses and 24 community-based career resource centers in the counties of Los Angeles (north of Rosecrans Ave.), Riverside and San Bernardino.

For more information about Goodwill and its programs, please call
1 (888) 4-GOODWILL or visit

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