The value of giving
In 2012, well over 10,000 people right here in our community are celebrating a new beginning because of your support. Probably many more – we’re still counting and still seeing new people every day. They are brothers and sisters, neighbors, parents, grandparents, veterans and friends who just need a little push.
You may not think twice about donating a bag of clothes to Goodwill. But we do. Just one bag of clothes will be sorted and sold in our retail stores, and the money from the sale of those items will pay for an hour of job training for someone in need - like Edwin. In the below video, he talks about how a little help from Goodwill helped him overcome adversity.
Of course, job training is not the only reason why donating is so important. Donating to Goodwill:
- Keeps unwanted items out of landfills (including electronics!)
- Gives children a chance to contribute in a very hands-on way (a great habit to start!)
- Gives you a reason to de-clutter and simplify your life
- Gives you a tax break – be sure to get those donations in by Dec. 31!
We have a cool donation calculator that will even show you the impact that you make depending on what you donate to Goodwill. Check it out at donate.goodwill.org. For our Charlotte, NC friends, you can also find helpful information about donating or recycling in Mecklenburg County by visiting www.wipeoutwaste.com.
So, what are you planning to donate this holiday season?