Horizon Goodwill Industries is urging people to donate gently used clothing and other items to their nearest Goodwill retail store or donation center. You can locate the nearest donation site at http://www.horizongoodwill.org/donate/donate-locations/. We are seeing the effects of the modestly growing economy and our shoppers are eager to find great items at a good price. Our donations are not keeping pace with the demand. This time of year we do experience a slight drop in donor activity due to winter weather, but we are asking for your help. This year it is especially needed due to the numerous weather events we have seen in the first five weeks of 2014.
“Donations to Goodwill allow us to provide job training and career services to people with disabilities, welfare recipients, dislocated workers and other job seekers,” says Craig MacLean, President and CEO of Horizon Goodwill Industries. “Last year, we helped more than 2,000 people with job training and job placement – the community’s support is vital to this effort.” The increase in shoppers means that Goodwill can help even more people in the community.
Items most wanted right now include:
All types of gently used clothing and other textiles: coats, shoes, boots, shirts, blouses, jeans, sweaters, business suits, dresses, skirts, sweat suits, towels, sheets, and blankets. Also needed are various household items, including small kitchen appliances, glassware, dishes, and knick-knacks.
Goodwill has spent decades earning the public’s trust. Donors can rest assured that their items are going to a reputable organization that has the community’s interests at heart. Donated goods are sold in Goodwill stores and online, and more than 90 percent of revenues earned go to fund critical job training, career services and other supports that put people to work, strengthen families and build stronger communities. The more you donate, the more Goodwill can help.
Goodwill teaches the skills needed to get – and keep – jobs. Better still, they help fund these programs through your generous donations. The money Goodwill earns from your donated goods funds programs that help people right here in our community find jobs and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
To find the location nearest you, call (800) 435-2480, or visit http://www.horizongoodwill.org/donate/donate-locations/