Every day, your donations help people find good jobs.
Every 33 seconds of every business day, someone gets a job — and moves toward economic stability — with help from you and Goodwill®.
There are several ways you can support our mission:
Regardless of how you contribute, we are grateful for your support. Thanks to your donations, in 2012, Goodwill was able to provide 6.7 million people with career services.
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The sales of your donations help fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges.
Last year, more than 83 million people donated to Goodwill. Goodwill accepts your new or gently used items — like clothing, appliances, electronics and furniture — and sells them in our well-known Goodwill retail stores. There are more than 2,700 Goodwill donation locations in the United States and Canada.
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Get Organized and Contribute to Your Community
Posted: November 18, 2013
Moving is always considered one of the most stressful experiences we can have. However, if you are going to be moving soon, I challenge you to think of moving as an opportunity instead– an opportunity to streamline your life! Packing requires you to physically touch every item you own. As you sort your stuff, you have the opportunity to make a decision about each thing. When else do you get this kind of “day of reckoning” with your stuff? Make it a goal to move into your new place with only the things you use and love and value the most. You will have more storage space available, less stuff to maintain and worry about, and an amazing feeling of freedom!
Before you give, Goodwill urges you to find out more about the charities you'd like to support. Be certain the organization uses its revenue for charitable purposes that support a broader mission.
Some thrift stores solicit donations under the name of a charity, but as little as 5 percent of the money generated from these donations may actually go to the charity. At Goodwill, 82 percent of our revenues are used to fund our employment and training programs. Goodwill is consistently ranked among top charities that make your donations go further.