Three Ways Your Donations Do Good

Before you buy new this back-to-school season, consider cleaning out your closet and helping others by donating to Goodwill. You can drop off your donations at any of our drop-off locations in the region during operating hours or at one of our upcoming back-to-school donation drives.  

Here are three ways donating to Goodwill does good for our community.  

1. You support our mission of building pathways that help people pursue the life they want to achieve. 
We rely on donations to support our mission. The money acquired from donations and purchases at our stores funds career training programs, employment services, job search support, family stabilizing services and more  to people in our community, offered free of charge. Last year, Goodwill invested over $6 million to assist more than 6,000 individuals with the resources, tools and support they needed to pursue the life they want to achieve – all thanks to donations and purchases from the community.  

2. You support  job creation in our community. 
Currently, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont employs more than 1,200 people in 18 counties in North and South Carolina. Our bold plans to open 25 stores in the next five years will create more jobs and employ more people in the area.

3. You help the  planet. 
Secondhand shopping not only saves money, but it also contributes to a cleaner, safer environment for all! Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont  sold more than 15 million items last year, giving those donated goods new homes and diverting them from the landfill. We were also able to recycle, refurbish or resell more than 1 million pounds of electronics.  

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