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Goodwill West Texas Earns Three-Year Carf Accreditation

CARF International announced that Goodwill West Texas has been accredited for a period of three years for its employment and Career Center programs. The nonprofit organization received the accreditation with no recommendations for improvement, an accomplishment achieved by only three percent of CARF surveys.

This is the first accreditation the international accrediting body has given to Goodwill West Texas and the highest level of accreditation an organization may achieve. In order to receive the three-year accreditation, Goodwill demonstrated its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. In addition to a thorough analysis of Goodwill’s policies, procedures and practices, the surveyors conducted confidential interviews with current and former persons served.

“I am extremely proud of the Goodwill West Texas Team,” Chief Executive Officer Rick Waldraff said. “This accomplishment is a testament to our commitment to the people we serve – donors, shoppers, employees and clients, alike.”

The Goodwill West Texas mission is to provide opportunities for people with barriers to employment. It provides employment services and programs to West Texans across a 35-county area through funds raised from donated items. This year is the organization’s 40th anniversary.

“Supporters of Goodwill West Texas should know that their generous contributions are being used efficiently and effectively to make a difference in our community,” Waldraff said.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

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