I think that spring is my favorite season. The weather finally warms up, the kids can go outside and play, everything BBQ related goes on sale and I get to start spring cleaning.
Throughout the year, I get such great deals that at times I feel like we have way too much stuff. I go through my stockpile often and get rid of what we won’t use, but I use this time of year for the rest of the house. This year my motivation to get rid of stuff is higher than ever. This year, all the stuff we don’t use anymore is being donated to the Goodwill. And the donation of our unused things helps people in my community!
Thanks to the programs and support services made possible by donations of clothes and household items, Goodwill helped place more than 312,000 people in jobs in the United States and Canada in 2015 – that’s one person finding a job every 23 seconds of every business day. Goodwill’s career centers, training programs and staffing operations give people the resources, skills and confidence that changes thousands of lives each year.
Want to see how much your donation matters? You simply input the items you’re donating to calculate the number of hours of career counseling, on-the-job training, résumé preparation, financial planning classes, and other services you’ve helped provide people facing challenges finding employment. You’d be shocked at how quickly things add up. 10 pairs of shoes that don’t fit the kids anymore will provide 56 minutes of help to someone in my community.
Last year, nearly 2 million people engaged in face-to-face Goodwill services to advance in their careers. More than 35 million people accessed education, training, mentoring and online learning tools offered by Goodwill virtually to strengthen their skills and gain industry-recognized credentials.
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