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A Guide to Holiday Giving

December 16, 2011

Editor’s Note: Thank you so much to Cicely Mitchell of CBS Radio, who kindly wrote the following article about the importance of donating during the holiday season.

The holiday season is upon us, and so is the urgent need to give. Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is doing its part to ensure residents of North and South Carolina have a joyous holiday season. Cherished “gifts” of employment, training, on-going counseling and support, food, clothing and other necessities help residents, who are in need, thrive! Learn more about  how you can help assist with their efforts this holiday season and beyond.

Recent graduates from Goodwill's training programs celebrate with certificates!

Values…Mission & A Vision… It Starts At The Core!

Goodwill Industries Of The Southern Piedmont has a simple yet effective mission: Changing Lives Through the Power of Work. Goodwill believes that all have the potential for greatness and it is essential to find what that greatness is in order to create productive and enriching lives for all.

Service, Integrity, Stewardship, Innovation, Excellence and Family are the core values of Goodwill; their mission is attained through work within those core values.


With a wealth of training and job preparation classes and groups, Goodwill can find greatness within anyone and allow that greatness to shine in a skilled trade or profession! Training programs exist in the banking and finance industry, customer service, construction and hospitality & tourism, as well as many others.

Goodwill career specialists sit down with potential students to determine where their interests and skills lie. Then Goodwill works closely with local employers to develop in-depth and focused programs that provide the skills specific to those industries potential students may elect to enroll and participate in.

Hands-on training in computers and technology are also offered through Goodwill, equipping students to become vast and computer literate.

A Goodwill donation processor accepts a donation from a generous donor

The Importance Of Your Donations!

Donations are the heart and soul of Goodwill, and every success story begins with that bag of clothes or household items you are willing to donate! Did you know that your donations not only support the training and employment programs Goodwill offers, but you help to provide hope to a deserving resident? Your donations change lives! Your donations are greatly appreciated and joyously accepted at any of the 30-plus convenient store locations or attended donation centers!

New or gently used clothing items you no longer have a need for… the furniture you have decided to get rid of… wedding gifts that are simply collecting dust… all of those items may not have purpose for you, but for someone else, it may be the item that is needed and/or desired to lead a more enriching and productive life. Furniture donations, vehicle donations and financial donations are all greatly appreciated and accepted.

Want to calculate the impact of your donation? Click here and check out the donation calculator!

Contact Information – Want to find out more?

Mailing Address
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
P. O. Box 668768
Charlotte, North Carolina 28266

Corporate Office
2122 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28208

Telephone: 704-372-3434 (M-F, 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.)
Fax: 704-372-3228

No matter what your donation is… it helps propel greatness! Contact Goodwill today and know that together we can build a better world.

– Cicely C. Mitchell

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