‘Tis the season for giving and for many local residents, the holiday season means a time to give back and donate gently-used clothing, toys, books and other accessories to charity.
Goodwill encourages residents to do their homework and find out where your donations are going before making the choice to donate. Many times the charity bins found in store parking lots and strip malls benefit for-profit companies that sell your donations to Third World countries.
When you donate to Goodwill, you can feel confident that your donations are helping people right here in our communities. Proceeds from the revenue of donated goods in Goodwill’s area retail stores help people with special needs get to work.
There are twenty nine convenient 24 hour donation bins and nine donation centers throughout Frederick & Carroll Counties. A donation attendant can help unload your donations when you drop them off at one of the nine Retial Store & Donation centers and give you a receipt for tax purposes. For added convenience, you can access your donation history, reprint individualized receipts and donation reports using Goodwill’s online automated iDonate system.
GOODWILL’S DONATION CYCLE
1. You donate gently-used items to Goodwill.
2. We sell them in our retail stores.
3. Revenue from their sale fund important job training programs that help individuals with disabilities and disadvantages gain marketable job skills.
4. Graduates of our job training programs secure competitive jobs in the community and become proud, tax paying members of the workforce.
As always, thank you for donating to Goodwill! Together we are building stronger communities through the power of work.