Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Donate Stuff Create Jobs- Goodwill

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If you read my blog you know there are causes I love to support, but I have not yet talked about is Goodwill.  Growing up my parents did not have a lot of money so we made our money stretch by shopping at Goodwill.  What was old to others, was new to us.  We would always find some true treasures.  Like I found some green Keds that became my favorite pair of shoes ever, brand new still in the box. 

Now, when I clean my house I always take my items to Goodwill.  Not only to I get rid of clutter in my house, I make room for new things, and it is a tax deduction.  I clean my house out every couple of months, at least once a quarter we make donations. 

I am sure you have heard of Goodwill but have you heard of what Goodwill does?

About Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with affiliates in 13 other countries. Goodwill is one of America’s top 25 most inspiring companies (Forbes). Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 2,700 stores and online at®. Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2012, more than 6.7 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill’s career services. Goodwill channels 82 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services.

To find a Goodwill near you, use the online locator at, or call (800) GOODWILL.

1 comment:

Rose-Marie said...

I used to love bringing things to Goodwill. Then they made it very hard to donate, you could only do it for a couple of hours on a Saturday. So, I had to start donating to a different place. I like shopping there, though!