GOODWILL SOUTHERN OHIO DONATIONS
What Happens to Your Donations
Your donated items are processed for resale by Goodwill employees, many of whom have disabilities or other disadvantages. Last year, Goodwill Vocational Rehabilitation Department served 118 individuals and provided on-the-job training to more than 30 people in its own facilities, retail outlets and community job sites , and secured 54 individuals in jobs through out our communities served.
Thank you for donating clothing or other household items to Goodwill Industries of Southern Ohio.
Since September 16, 1977, we’ve been collecting and reselling goods in order to fund our job training and career services. Each year, our programs benefit people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Your donation is resold in a Goodwill retail store. Our stores provide retail jobs and career training to people with disabilities or disadvantages. Goodwill of Southern Ohio has 9 locations in Ohio and Kentucky.
Goodwill store revenues support community-based workforce development programs, including welfare-to-work initiatives. Last year, GISO served 4 Mature Services, 54 Jobs and Family Clients and assisted 24 with Community Service Initiatives.
With Goodwill’s help, local communities prosper. People once relying on government assistance (taxpayer dollars) become taxpayers themselves and contribute to the economic vitality of their communities.
In short, unwanted items can actually better the community around us!
Who We Serve
Goodwill largest constituency includes people with vocational disadvantages such as state benefit, illiteracy, advanced age, language barriers and homelessness. Goodwill also serves people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Many of the clients/consumers have multiple disabilities and disadvantages.
Still going GREEN
We are also very excited to note in our continuing effort to be green we have saved 1,490,525 pounds of textile salvage from being placed in a landfill.
What NOT to Donate
Large appliances and microwave ovens
Large Monitors & Older Computers, Copiers
Mattresses,box springs, waterbeds
Ammunition or Weapons
Hair Dryers w/o GFI
Halogen Lamps w/o Mesh Guard
Household or Industrial Chemicals
Medical assistive devices and hospital beds
What TO Donate
(in gently used condition)
Dishes, pots and pans
Lamps in working order
Lawn and garden tools
Small Kitchen Appliances
Flat screen Monitors & TV
Small Computer Devices