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.
NUMBER OF DONATIONS
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.
HOURS OF WORK AND JOB TRAINING PROVIDED
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.
POUNDS OF MATERIALS DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS
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.
Gloves & Mittens
Neckties & Bow Ties
Scarves & Shawls
Grills – Electric
Pans – Electric, Fry & Sauce
Stereos & Radios
Televisions (Flat Screen Only)
Washers & Dryers
Baby Furniture: Cribs, Carriages,
Strollers, Highchairs, Bassinets
Blankets & Comforters
Dining Table & Chairs
Exercise & Sports Equipment
Mixing Bowls with Lids
Pots & Pans
Brooms & Dust Pans
Ironing Boards with Pad
Sheets & Pillow Cases
Living Room Items:
Computer Accessories: Printers
Keyboards, Software & Mouse
Encyclopedias & Text Books
Medical Aids: Crutches, Walkers,