Donate to the local goodwill this holiday season!


Giving Tuesday is this  week, so how about donating items to your local Goodwill ® ? As the end-of-year holidays approach and new items start pouring into our homes, we know that there’s a lot of things we can also get rid of.

The holidays are a great time to involve the whole family in making a difference in the lives of others, and what could be easier than boxing up unwanted items and getting them out of the house? Or, perhaps, give the gift of “cleaning out” to an older parent or relative who struggles with the task themselves. Of course, don’t forget that all these donations are considered charitable tax-deductions.

When you donate stuff to your local Goodwill—a sweater, CDs, furniture or electronics—you support Goodwill’s efforts to provide a variety of employment services to people in need in your community. This holiday season, we are encouraging everyone to donate used goods to one of Goodwill’s 2,700+ locations throughout the country.

To see just how far your donations can go, watch this poignant mini documentary, which tells the stories of someone whose life was transformed through their involvement with Goodwill.

A 22-year-old who went from sleeping in her car to becoming a nurse’s assistant because of Goodwill’s job training programs.

Last year, Goodwill provided employment training, job placement, financial education, youth mentoring and more to 6.7 million people in the United States and Canada. (To see how the process works, just watch our “How We Do It” PSA.)

Through Goodwill’s locator tool, it’s easy for people to find their nearest Goodwill location, including stores, headquarters, job training centers and donation centers. And through Goodwill’s Donation Impact Calculator, you can see how every item you give empowers people who are seeking to earn jobs and build careers.

We also have a fun new Snapguide about hosting a Festive Holiday Sweater Party:


On behalf of Goodwill Industries® in partnership with the Ad Council.

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