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Giving for the Future

By collecting and selling your donated goods, we extend the life of usable items, keeping goods out of landfills, conserving water and helping keep water sources clean, and providing recycling and reuse options for non-biodegradable items.

Every single year, Goodwill recovers more than 3 billion pounds of used goods, diverting them from landfills and giving them a second life.

3 billion lbs

Your Choices Matter

Buying a pair of thrifted jeans can:

  • conserve more than 1800 gallons of water

  • keep toxins out of essential water supplies

  • keep thousands of shedded fibers out of our oceans

Shop with Purpose

While e-waste only accounts for 2% of US waste, it accounts for 70% of the toxic waste in landfills. Giving electronics a second life through recycling, reuse, and refurbishment is one of the most impactful choices you can make as a shopper.

Shop with purpose
Secondhand Sustainability

Secondhand Sustainability

Buying secondhand books has a significant positive impact on the environment.

The US printing industry:

  • consumes 100 million trees a year

  • consumes 153 billion gallons of water

  • generates tremendous amounts of wastewater
  • has a sizeable carbon footprint

Secondhand books keeps trees in forests and paper out of landfills.

Tax savings
Clean Out Your Coat Closet

Donating 10 coats creates:

  • up to $80 in tax savings

  • 1 hour of community programs

  • 16 lbs of goods kept out of landfills

Pass Your Prom Dresses Along

Donating 6 dresses creates:

  • up to $42 in tax savings

  • .5 hours of community programs

  • 5 lbs of goods kept out of landfills

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Give Your Stereo a Second Life

Donating your stereo and CD collection creates:

  • up to $110 in tax savings

  • 1.5 hours of community programs

  • 45 lbs of goods kept out of landfills


Today's Technologies, Recycled for Tomorrow

Dell Reconnect, a partnership between Dell and Goodwill, provides consumers free electronics recycling at more than 2,000 participating Goodwill locations throughout the United States and has diverted more than 588 million pounds of e-waste from landfills.

When Reuse Becomes Renewable

We strive for sustainable solutions. Recent efforts across Goodwills include installing solar panels to harness renewable energy and become LEED certified – ensuring locations are adhering to environmental best practices.

The benefits of LEED certification include:

  • Reduced energy and water usage

  • lower operating costs

  • support of the local economy

  • improved indoor air quality
  • increased employee productivity, and more

Americans Throw Away 16 Million Tons of Clothing Yearly.

Most of that clothing could have be reused or recycled. Donating your clothing and shopping thrift dramatically reduces landfill waste.


We enhance people’s quality of life by helping them reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.


We do vital work in uplifting our communities and inspire others to get involved by providing opportunities to volunteer, donate.


Help us help. Your donations power our ability to provide jobs, training, and career building resources to thousands of community members.