At Goodwill, we change lives through the power of work every day—one person at a time. When you donate to Goodwill, you are giving someone a true gift—a “hand up, not a hand out” — to be able to participate more fully in life. That special gift allows the individuals we serve to develop the skills, self-esteem and sense of purpose they need to live a productive life. Together we can provide education, training and job placement for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Few opportunities exist that enable you to give a gift that has such a lasting impact on someone’s life. Our success can be measured by the success of the people we serve—people like Charles, a US Marines veteran who was homeless and has now transitioned into a civilian career; Joan, a recovering addict who is in a supervisor position she would never have imagined was possible; Zuleyka, a single mom who escaped a domestic violence situation and is now in a new job that allows her to provide for her young family.
Whether you choose to donate goods you no longer need or make a financial gift, you are helping others on their individual pathway to success. The best gift of all is a second chance in life! Thank you, and best wishes for a happy new year!