Volunteering not only has a positive effect on your community, it can also help you find a job and advance your career.
Volunteers help us fulfill our mission every day . We can help connect you with a variety of opportunities to get involved with Goodwill, including sharing your knowledge with people considering entering your career field, mentoring, and more
Your cash gift = Opportunity. Empowerment. Purpose.
Whether donating your used goods or making a cash donation, your investment in Goodwill provides needed services to individuals seeking work. You make the difference. Thank You!
It’s simple: donate stuff, create jobs. When you donate your stuff to Goodwill, you create opportunities for individuals in our community looking to find a job and build skills, including veterans and military families, single mothers and many others.
We sell your gently used donations in our stores or on our online auction site and use the revenue generated to fund valuable employment training and job placement services for people right here in Western New York.
At Goodwill of Western New York, 89 percent of the revenue generated through retail store sales is used to fund these employment and training programs.
Your impact doesn’t end there — the planet also benefits when you choose donate your items to Goodwill. Clothing and other donated items not suitable for resale are sorted and sold to various recyclers or salvage brokers for the greatest value. Over the past few years alone, you’ve helped keep millions of pounds of clothing and household items out of landfills.
Goodwill of Western New York is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Whether you choose to donate your gently used items or make a financial donation, your gifts are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
What to Donate
Goodwill gratefully accepts donations of gently used clothing, household goods, furniture and more. We turn the things you no longer need into job training for people right here in our community.
$500 can help someone find and get their new job
$250 helps someone learn vital computer skills
$100 helps someone learn to manage their money
$60 helps someone learn how to find a job and navigate career pathways
$35 creates a resume for someone seeking a job
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