Feels Good to Give

So you’re thinking about cleaning out your closet, spare room, basement or garage? Good idea! But what are you going to do with all that stuff? Here are five good reasons why it makes sense to donate to your local Goodwill store.

  1. Goodwill is 100% not-for-profit. When you donate, you’re directly impacting programs and people in your local community.
  2. It’s easy! Rummages can be a lot of hassle. With us, you just drop off your unwanted items at a Goodwill store and done.
  3. Environmental benefits. Don’t add to the landfill! Donate to Goodwill. If we can’t resell it, we strive to recycle or repurpose it, keeping 32 million pounds a year out of local landfills.
  4. Tax deductions. Goodwill makes it easy to deduct the value of your donations from your yearly income tax.
  5. It just feels good. Your donations help children, senior citizens, local families, and disabled individuals. Learn more about our positive programs.

It’s All Good

We take all kinds of donations at Goodwill. Most importantly, we’re looking for clothes, books, shoes, and household items that are available for resell. But even if we can’t resell your items, we find other good uses for them. Your raggedy old clothes actually become rags for local mechanic shops. So don’t be afraid to bring us your goods as well as not-so-goods.

 

Who Profits from Donations?

There are a lot of options out there for donating your unwanted items. But before you give to just any organization, find out who is profiting from your donation. You might be surprised.

Some companies seek donations for internal profit. Some take your donation and distribute it to warehouses in different states. Others use your donations only to help people within their organization. Don’t be fooled. Goodwill is 100% not-for-profit and 100% good for local people in Northern Wisconsin.