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Janssens Receive 2022 Goodwill Helping Hands Award

Dean and Kathy Lagorio Janssen were honored with Goodwill’s 2022 Helping Hands Award at EVENING OF GOOD WILL on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at the Stockton Golf & Country Club, Stockton, CA.

The Goodwill Foundation Board of Directors thoughtfully selected Dean and Kathy Lagorio Janssen for this honor. The award recognizes community leaders who have shown deep respect for the dignity and value of every individual and their economic participation in society.

An Evening of Good Will Honoring Dean and Kathy Lagorio Janssen

Dean and Kathy Bio

Thank you to our sponsors

Blue Ribbon Committee

The list of past honorees is long and impressive.

  • 1999 David Brewer
  • 2000 Patrick Johnson
  • 2001 Judge Rolleen McIlwrath
  • 2002 Robert (Bob) Kavanaugh
  • 2004 Andy Prokop
  • 2005 Douglass (Doug) Eberhardt
  • 2006 Phyllis & Fritz Grupe
  • 2007 Ole Mettler
  • 2010 Judith Chambers
  • 2011 Joan & Dino Cortopassi
  • 2012 Marion Jacobs
  • 2013 Dea and Ron Berberian
  • 2014 Peter Jaffe
  • 2015 Mimi Eberhardt
  • 2016 Douglass (Doug) Wilhoit
  • 2017 William (Bill) Trezza
  • 2018 Michael P. Duffy
  • 2019 Gene and Dianne Gini


Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley, Inc.
Available Resources for Goodwill SJV Team Members

As we all take measures to ensure the health and safety of our families, Goodwill San Joaquin Valley offers support to its team members through gathering of this list of resources that may be of help to you. As the status changes, this list of resources will be updated.

Agency Communications

  • Email: Important communications and timeline reminders are coming to you through our PayCom system to the email you have on file. Please log in to to update your contact information (under the Information tab). Debbye in Payroll can help you log in (call 209-466-2311 x 1050), but any changes to an employee’s record must be made directly by the employee in the system.


  • A message from PG&E announcing “No Disconnection”
    “We understand that many of our customers are facing severe economic challenges because of this crisis, as businesses and schools close. In consideration of this, PG&E will not disconnect any customer’s power for nonpayment during this health crisis. We want customers to have confidence in this time that they can turn on the lights, keep the heat on and cook on their stoves.” March 24, 2020
  • United Way offers assistance with bills, rent, and food through their COVID-19 community economic relief fund. Call 866-211-9966 and provide your home zip code and you will be provided with a list of local agencies to provide the assistance needed.


  • El Torito Restaurants (all cities) are offering free meals for children 12 and under until schools resume.
  • Public school districts are providing free drive-thru “grab and go” meals for children ages 0-18. (Children must be with you and visible in your vehicle.) Find details for your school district at this website:
  • Food Banks
    • Emergency Food Bank Stockton / San Joaquin, 7 W. Scotts Avenue, Stockton: Call 209-464-7369
    • Second Harvest Food Bank (serving San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties):
      Visit or call 209-239-2091 for food distribution times and locations.
    • Merced County Food Bank: Call 209-726-3663
    • Madera County Food Bank, 225 Pine Street, Madera: Call 559-674-1482
    • Fresno Community Food Bank, 3403 E. Central Ave, Fresno: Call 559-237-3663
    • Central CA Food Bank, 4010 E Amendola Drive, Fresno: Call 559-257-3663
    • Salvation Army, 1824 Fulton Street, Fresno: Call 559-233-0149
    • Bethlehem Center, 1638 N. Dinuba Blvd., Visalia: Call 559-734-1572
    • Foodlink, 7427 W. Sunnyview Ave, Visalia: Call 559-651-3663


  • Crisis Text Line: Are you feeling anxious or fearful? You’re not alone! Text HOME to 741741 to be connected to a Crisis Counselor who is waiting to help. This is a 24/7 texting resource.
  • 2-1-1 Services: Call 2-1-1 for free, confidential referrals to local non-emergency services you may need in the areas of crisis help, housing, healthcare, counseling, substance abuse, education, food, financial help, employment training, children and senior services, marriage/relationships, transportation and legal services.


Please check city and county websites for additional updated information regarding the COVID-19 and additional services your community may be providing during this challenging time. Here are a few:

  • State COVID website:
    Here you will find state guidance, FAQs, downloadable graphics and PSAs.
  • EDD – Unemployment Insurance Claims
    The fastest way is to file online:

    Self-Service Phone Line (available 24/7):

    English: 866-333-4606
    Spanish: 866-333-4606

    Call a UI Representative: 800-300-5616

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION Resources are available HERE. Para español, haga clic AQUI.

Employee Assistance Program

Effective July 1st, 2020 Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley, Inc. rolled out an Employee Assistance Program for all full time and Part Time team members. The Employee Assistance Program is through a third party vendor called Concern. This benefit is at no cost to the employee. This benefit includes anonymous assistance intended to help our employees and their immediate family members. All Concern personnel are license professionals in the following areas:

  • Short term counseling
  • Financial services through a Certified Finical Advisor (this includes tax preparation)
  • Adult/Family Care
  • Parent/Childcare issues
  • LUMA ( a digital format for computer & tablet users)
  • Performance improvement issues-coaching and assistance for Managers
  • Legal expertise

To connect with Concern, follow these easy steps:

  • Check your breakroom for posters, business cards and refrigerator magnets. You can call Concern directly or go to their website for a listing of all the services they can provide.
  • For any related issues, please call Denise-Marie Gibbs for how you activate your services, questions, inquiries or family support:  209-495-3443 (cell phone number) / 209-466-2311 x 1005 (office line)

Goodwill stores and donations sites temporarily closed

In response to Governor Newsom's statewide Shelter in Place Order of March 19, 2020, Goodwill San Joaquin Valley closed its retail stores and donation sites effective March 20, 2020, and further notice.

Please hang on to your donations until we are able to resume operations!  

Ginis Receive 2019 Goodwill Helping Hands Award

Gene and Dianne Gini were honored with Goodwill's 2019 Helping Hands Award at EVENING OF GOOD WILL on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Stockton Golf & Country Club, Stockton, CA. 

The Goodwill Foundation Board of the Directors thoughtfully selected Gene and Dianne for this honor. The award recognizes community leaders who have shown deep respect for the dignity and value of every individual and their economic participation in society.   

The list of past honorees is long and impressive: 


David Brewer 


Judith Chambers 


Patrick Johnston 


Joan & Dino Cortopassi 


Judge Rolleen McIlwrath 


Marion Jacobs 


Robert (Bob) Kavanaugh 


Dea and Ron Berberian 


Andy Prokop 


Peter Jaffe 


Douglass (Doug) Eberhardt 


Mimi Eberhardt 


Phylliss & Fritz Grupe 


Douglass (Doug) Wilhoit 


Ole Mettler 


William (Bill) Trezza 




Michael P. Duffy 




Gene and Dianne Gini 

Assemblymember Tours Goodwill SJV Headquarters

August 16, 2019 (Stockton)  Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley, Inc. President/CEO Denise Ost was honored to host Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman on a tour of Goodwill's Headquarters located in Downtown Stockton on Friday, including the Corporate Administrative Offices, E-Commerce Operations ( and their Northern Distribution Center and "As-Is" bulk sales.

Joining the tour was Rich Aschieris (Port of Stockton Director), Goodwill SJV Board Chair Jeff Gilbert (Verve Networks) and Board Directors Kate Lindell (Edward Jones) and Melanie Vieux (WMB Architects).