As the holiday season approaches, many of our thoughts have turned to gifts — what we want and what the people we care about want. Horizon Goodwill Industries extends a friendly reminder that the old adage, “It’s better to give than to receive,” still reigns true, especially during the holidays.
When you give of your time, money and efforts without expecting anything in return, your simple act of helping someone else impacts you greater than buying or receiving things for yourself. In fact, according to a recent study by researchers at three universities, assisting others protects our health and even lengthens our lives.
We encourage you to give your unwanted or gently-used clothing, housewares, furniture, books and other knick-knacks to a Goodwill location near you this Thanksgiving. By donating to Goodwill, you’re giving people in your community opportunities to better their lives. From your donations, we put 90 cents of every dollar spent in our stores back into job training and other programs. These funds help those who want to work, but have barriers to employment, achieve success.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we hope you’ll consider giving back to those in need. If you’re looking for other ideas to give back to people in your community this holiday season, click here.