What’s the easiest way to create jobs in your local community? Finish your spring cleaning, and donate your gently used clothes to Goodwill!
Just look through your homes, closets and garages to find clothing you no longer wear or housewares you no longer use, gather those items, and donate them to one of more than 4,700 Goodwill donation centers across the U.S. and Canada. (You can find your nearest donation center or store at goodwill.org/locator.)
Every 23 seconds, Goodwill helps someone find employment through its
training and placement programs in industries such as banking, IT and health care. Here’s a PSA that illustrates how the process works:
In 1902, a Methodist minister with a burlap sack had a bold new idea about how to help people find jobs and provide for their families. One hundred and fifteen years later, that bold new idea has evolved into an innovative, nonprofit social enterprise that has radically transformed the way we think about how to help people help themselves. Goodwill works in communities providing people with skills and job training, employment placement and other support services so that they are stable both at home and in the workplace.