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Why It’s Important to Participate in #GivingTuesday

November 21, 2014

Giving TuesdayEach day, thousands of people come to Goodwill® looking for help finding a job. Goodwill’s job training and career services would not be possible without generous donations of used items from donors every day. This holiday season, Goodwill is proud to take part in #GivingTuesday, on December 2nd, and reminds people that giving cash is also a great way to support Goodwill’s mission of helping people build their careers.

#GivingTuesday is a collective effort to transform how people take part in the giving season. Just as Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with holiday shopping, the goal of #GivingTuesday is to be a national day of giving. People from all walks of life are encouraged to find simple ways to give back to their communities and be part of a global celebration of generosity.

Goodwill helps people who face multiple barriers to employment such as disabilities, lack of education or work experience and other challenges to finding employment. It is easy to make a tax-deductible financial gift to Goodwill on #GivingTuesday by visiting http://www.goodwillsp.org/donate/financial.

Beyond #GivingTuesday there are many opportunities for individuals to spread Goodwill this holiday season. When families donate clothing and other household items they can no longer use to Goodwill, it creates jobs and helps fund Goodwill’s employment programs for people in their community. By donating one bag of gently used clothing and housewares you are providing one hour of resume development for an individual seeking employment. All donations are tax-deductible, please refer to our donation valuation guide to help determine the value of your donation http://bit.ly/GWguide.

For more than 110 years (almost 50 within the southern piedmont) Goodwill has been an environmental leader, turning the power of donated goods into job opportunities for people in need of work.

See how your donation helps to provide career opportunities for those in need in our community.

 

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