It cuts the clutter. Every season brings a new opportunity to clean up. New weather, new styles and new sizes are great reasons to take a hard look at overflowing closets, drawers, attics, basements and garages. If you haven’t worn or used an item in 12 months, it’s time to say goodbye. And once you’ve made the decision to donate, Goodwill’s 25+ donation centers are a convenient choice.
It reduces landfill waste. By donating your clothing, sporting goods, electronics and household items, you’re making an environmentally-friendly choice to keep those items out of local landfills. Every year Goodwill diverts millions of pounds of items from landfills.
It’s a learning opportunity. Many parents look for ways to teach their children about the importance of giving. Why not ask your child to donate a few of their own items to help others?
It funds job training programs. 85 cents of every dollar spent in our stores funds programs that prepare people for work. Unemployment is still a huge issue in our community, and we believe that helping people find work can be life changing for the individual and their families. Your donations change lives.
It cuts your tax bill. Donations and financial gifts to Goodwill provide a deduction that can lower your annual tax bill. Check with your accountant or financial advisor for details.
You make a difference. Every donation, big or small, makes a difference. Here’s the story about how one man’s life was changed because of your donations.