Goodwill® organizations work hard to get the most value from your donations. After a reasonable amount of time on the sales floor, items that are not sold in Goodwill stores are sent to outlet stores, where customers can purchase items by the pound at a much reduced rate. Items not sold in outlet stores are sold to textile recyclers, which gains more value for the donations and keeps items out of landfills. The recyclers will repurpose the items into rags or insulation, for example, which extends the life of already manufactured goods. This is an environmentally sound process – we have seen estimates that textile recyclers divert about 2.5 billion pounds of used clothes from landfills. Last year, Goodwill® alone diverted more than 2.7 billion pounds of donated goods from the landfills.
To learn more about what items your local Goodwill® will accept as a donation, visit our locator tool on our website at www.goodwill.org/locator.
When you pull up the locator, enter your zip code in the in field that says Find Goodwill® and press enter. It will bring you to a screen with the nearest locations. If you want to narrow or change your search, click the Filter button and then search again. It will bring up up a list of locations, find the one that best matches your needs and click the More button. Once on that page, you can click the Website link and it will take you to all the great content your local area Goodwill® has to offer. This information is usually found under the Donate menu.
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