Donate & Shop Goodwill This Holiday Season To Make A Difference In Your Community.
As the holidays near, I feel more and more like this is the time to help my community in any way I can. You know I’m passionate about helping others, my neighbors, my community because I know life can hand you not just one lemon but a whole bowl full. And when life hands us lemons, we make lemonade, right? We can take that lemonade and build a stand to help the fellow members of our community. Now is also the time that many of my friends and neighbors tend to declutter their homes. We get rid of the old to make room for the new, that’s what you do too right? I confess that while I’m sorting and packing up items to donate to our local Goodwill, I don’t always think about the impact those bags and boxes have on our community. I might only think about the time and effort it takes to sort, clean, and pack up everything that needs to go to Goodwill but especially now, as Christmas approaches, it’s important to consider the millions of people currently out of work and in need of our help.
Donate & Shop Goodwill
Nearly nine million Americans are without jobs right now. That’s a huge number. But did you know that every item you donate to Goodwill has the ability to decrease that number? The revenue from an item donated to Goodwill helps the community by funding job training and placement opportunities for those with disabilities.
Did you know you can calculate how much your donation helps your local community by using Goodwill’s Donation Impact Calculator? This feature is available within the Goodwill Locator App available for Android and iOS devices and at www.Goodwill.org. I bet you’ll be surprised at just how much good your children’s toys, your clothes, even furniture can impact someone else.
You know you need to clean out the garage, the attic, your closet, so why wait? Donate to Goodwill and help create jobs in your community and don’t forget to stop in a shop Goodwill too. As a thrift store lover (ok addict LOL) I have found some real treasures.