When you shop at Goodwill, you’re not the only one who gets a great deal. Last year, sales from Goodwill stores funded employment training, job placement services, financial education, youth mentoring and more to 9.8 million people in the United States and Canada.
Whether you’re searching for unique fashion-forward finds, basic items for your family, home décor at a discount or supplies for your next do-it-yourself project, you can find everything you need at your local Goodwill store.
And a Goodwill purchase is one you can feel good about – when you make the choice to shop at Goodwill, you’re choosing to support valuable employment, education and training services in your community to help people find a job and get control of their finances. The money you spend stays directly in your community and gives people an opportunity to make a fresh start.
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Your hard-earned dollars – whether spent in your local Goodwill stores or on shopgoodwill.com – give brighter futures to a wide variety of people in your community. The money spent on those pairs of jeans you snagged for your kids could help a single mom get the training she needs to earn a credential and move up in her career. The laptop you got at a great bargain could help someone learn budgeting skills that make a hard-earned paycheck go further and begin to grow savings.
But the best people to tell you about the good you do by shopping at Goodwill are the individuals who have benefited from the programs and services you make possible. Hear some of our recent first person stories below or explore our archive of more than 200 stories.
Rather shop from home than hit the stores in person? shopgoodwill.com, Goodwill’s online auction site, features an average of 93,000 items up for grabs at any given time, including antiques, art, books, records, cameras, electronic equipment, clothing, collectibles, home décor, jewelry and gemstones, musical instruments, pottery, seasonal and holiday items, sports, toys and more.
Here are some hints to make the most of your shopgoodwill.com experience: