Goodwill is a non-profit organization that initiates community-based programs related to gainful employment. It was founded in 1902 in Boston as part of a Methodist ministry. It has since grown into a $6 billion social enterprise.
To date, there are 157 local Goodwill operating thrift shops, career centers, donation centers, and wholesale outlet shops in the United States.
They use profits generated by its shops, as well as the funds gathered from donations and sponsorships, for employment placement and the development of job training programs. It provides employment support to vulnerable sectors, such as disabled people and senior citizens.
Goodwill accepts financial donations, as well as clothing and household items in usable condition. Of course, some of their drop off centers don’t accept all items, so please call beforehand.
Also, if you’re donating into one of the donation bins, please make sure the items are being worthy of donation. Goodwill has many troubles dealing with unusable donations.