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Did you know that donating one bag of clothing and one bag of books can equal up to 2.3 hours of on-the-job training for someone in your community? Add to that a used lamp, a dusty computer and perhaps a box of DVDs and CDs, and that number nearly doubles to 5.2 hours! I am huge fan of Goodwill
for finding awesome clothing pieces you just can’t find in retail stores. I go to other vintage stores here and there, but Goodwill is old reliable for me. The idea for this Jackson Pollock DIY
came from a canvas that I picked up at Goodwill. I found these amazing St. John’s capris
at Goodwill as well as these awesome plaid shorts
It is really easy to find your nearest Goodwill location. Visit www.goodwill.org
to find stores, headquarters, job training centers and donation sites near you.
A simple item donated to Goodwill® can help provide job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face other challenges to finding employment. In fact, Goodwill is the leading nonprofit provider of job training programs and career services in the United States and Canada.
Try Goodwill’s Donation Impact Calculator
). See how many hours of service programs your donations could create right in your communities.
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 shopgoodwill.com®. 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.
Once you see how vital you can be to your community but giving items you no longer use or need, I’m sure you’ll be happy to donate. Here’s the Goodwill Locator tool that not only specifies drop off locations, but it can help you find Goodwill stores, headquarters, and job training facilities nearby.