DONATE FORWARD WEEK HAS COME TO A CLOSE

Each day, during this week, we asked our supporters to donate and shop a little extra so we could increase our impact on others and our environment. The calculators below show how a week’s worth of donations provides paid productive work for people with disabilities and others with barriers to employment. It also shows how every donation you make is diverting materials from entering our landfills and instead are being reused by others and recycled – making a big impact on our environment. Thank you for donating to and shopping at Goodwill. You are truly helping us change lives.

DONATIONS IMPACT

We had a great week with hundreds of thousands of donations. During Donate Forward Week (April 3-9, 2017) we received an enormous amount of donations that will go a long way towards helping Goodwill to make a big impact in the lives of others and preserve our environment.

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NUMBER OF DONATIONS

IMPACT ON OTHERS

With each donation, you helped Goodwill provide jobs and job services to those with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Goodwill provides more than 1800 people with paid productive work each year. That equates to 3,265,522 paid hours of work and job training.

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HOURS OF WORK AND JOB TRAINING PROVIDED

ENVIRONMENT

With each donation to Goodwill, you are helped keep clothing, textiles, and electronics out of our landfills. Goodwill extends the life cycle of donated items by reselling them to others who will use them. Items that are too damaged for resale in Goodwill’s stores are recycled.

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POUNDS OF MATERIALS DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS

YOUR DONATIONS & SHOPPING MAKE SUCCESS FOR OTHERS POSSIBLE

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How your donations create change

When you donate to Goodwill, things like clothes, small appliances, furniture, and toys, start to help provide jobs and free job training services for 1000’s of Tennessean’s

First, each item is handled by a donation attendant, many of whom may have some barrier to employment. The journey continues where each piece is processed by Goodwill employees for resale, many of whom have disabilities or other disadvantages. Your donated items are racked and hung and sent out onto the floor of our retail stores for resale.

Once each item sells, with the help of our retail staff, again many of whom have come through our job training programs, the revenue from that sale supports our community-based employment and training programs. Thanks to you, these programs provide thousands of hours of free classes and on-the-job training to thousands of individuals in our communities who have an economic, educational, social or vocational barrier to employment.

The bottom line? When you donate, your donations become an investment in the futures of the thousands of individuals.

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  • Guidelines For Donating

    • Donating to Goodwill is easy, just follow the steps below to assure you get the most from your donation experience
    • 1. Donations should be in good condition
    • 2. Donate during our operating hours
    • 3. Keep your donation receipt for tax purposes
    • 4. For a list of recalled items visit CPSC.gov

  • Donations of Recalled Items

    • We ask donors to please refrain from donating recalled items that have been deemed unsafe by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Our three-tier assessment system ensures these items do not get sold.
    • 1. View a list of recalled items here
    • 2. Donation attendants will not accept any toy or item they know has been recalled
    • 3. All donations are sorted before being sold. Items deemed unsafe are sent to our salvage department to be destroyed or recycled.

  • What’s your donation worth

    • Follow these easy steps each time you donate to assure you have a complete record of all the items you have donated to Goodwill come tax time. Based on IRS regulations, it’s up to donors to document the value of their donations.
    • 1. Create a list of all the items donated
    • 2. Refer to the Suggested Value List Guide
    • 3. Record what each item is worth.

If you recently made a donation, visit My Goodwill Donation and sign up to start tracking and assigning a value to all your donations. Come tax time all the donations you made throughout the year will be in one convenient place for easy access and printing.

Items & Goods We Accept

Attache case
Backpacks
Baseball caps
Bags
Belts
Briefcase

Clutch
Earmuffs
Gloves & Mittens
Handkerchiefs
Hats
Helmets

Jewelry
Purses
Luggage
Make-up Kits
Neckties & Bow Ties
Scarves & Shawls

Sunglasses
Suspenders
Travel kits
Umbrellas
Wallets
Watches

Blenders
Can Openers
Clocks
Coffee makers
Crock Pots
Dehumidifiers
Dishwashers

DVD Players
Fans
Garbage Disposals
Grills – Electric
Hair Dryers
Heaters
Irons

Lamps
Microwave Ovens
Mixers
Ovens
Pans – Electric, Fry & Sauce
Refrigerators
Stereos & Radios

Sewing Machines
Telephones
Televisions (Flat Screen Only)
Toasters
Vacuum Cleaners
VCRs
Washers & Dryers

CLOTHING
Baby Clothes
Bathing Suits
Blouses
Business Suits

Children’s Wear
Dresses
Evening Gowns
Jackets
Jeans

Jumpsuits
Maternity Wear
Pants
Overalls
Shirts

Skirts
Shorts
Sweaters
Sweatshirts
Uniforms

SHOES
Athletic shoes
Flats
High-Heels/Pumps
Hiking Boots

Rubber Boots
Rubber Thongs
Sandals
Slippers
Walking Shoes
Winter Boots

Antiques
Aquariums
Baby Furniture: Cribs, Carriages,
Strollers, Highchairs, Bassinets
Bedroom Furniture
Bicycles
Blankets & Comforters

Couches
Curtains
Dining Table & Chairs
Exercise & Sports Equipment
Lawn Furniture
Love Seats
Mattress Pads

Office Furniture
Pillowcases
Recliners
Sheets
Tables
Towels

Kitchen Items:
Baking Dishes
Bottle Openers
Can Openers
Coffee Makers
Cooking Utensils
Cutlery Sets
Cutting Boards
Dinnerware

Flatware
Glasses
Mixing Bowls with Lids
Pot Holders
Pots & Pans
Toasters
Tea Kettles
Towels
Waste Baskets

Bathroom Items:
Garbage Cans
Hampers
Rugs
Shower Curtains
Soap Dispensers
Towels
Washcloths
Waste Baskets

Closet Items:
Brooms & Dust Pans
Hangers
Irons
Ironing Boards with Pad
Light Bulbs
Mops
Vacuums

Bedroom Items:
Bedspreads
Blankets
Clock Radios
Furniture
Jewelry Boxes
Light Bulbs
Pillows
Sheets & Pillow Cases

Living Room Items:
Area Rugs
Art Decor
Lamps
Photography

Area Rugs
Art
Automobiles
Books
Computer Accessories: Printers
Keyboards, Software & Mouse

Console Stereos
Collectibles
Encyclopedias & Text Books
Games
Medical Aids: Crutches, Walkers,
Wheelchairs, Etc.

Musical Instruments
Seasonal Items
Tools
Toys
Videos
Vintage Magazines

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