Because of an increase in customer demand in this modestly growing economy, the demand for quality goods in Horizon Goodwill Industries retail stores remains high. Donations to Goodwill are not keeping pace with shopper demand, so Horizon Goodwill Industries is urging people to donate gently used clothing and other items to their nearest Goodwill retail store or donation center.
“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 1,500 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.
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 89 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.
Items most wanted right now include:
All types of gently used clothing and other textiles: shirts, blouses, jeans, sweaters, business suits, dresses, skirts, sweat suits, coats, shoes, boots, towels, sheets, and blankets. Also needed are various household items, including small kitchen appliances, glassware, dishes, and knick-knacks.
To find the location nearest you, call (800) 435-2480, or click here
Horizon Goodwill Industries
Manager of Marketing and Community Relations
301-733-7330 ext. 1613
About Horizon Goodwill Industries
Horizon Goodwill Industries is a human services agency and network of not-for-profit businesses. Our mission is to help individuals with special needs and barriers to employment improve their quality of life through work and related services. We serve 17 counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. Goodwill employs over 450 individuals and operates 15 retail stores and other businesses to help fund programs and to provide job training and employment opportunities for our clients. For more information, please visit our website at www.horizongoodwill.org.