I was not compensated for this post. I regularly donate to Goodwill. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
With the cooler weather finally here, it is time for me to clean out my closet and reorganize some clothes, shoes and accessories.
I think that every season deserves a good purge of items from the home. The trick for me is to empty the entire closet and really decide how much I have worn or used an item over the past season. I even think about this for when putting away some pieces for the fall.
I ask myself, Does it fit? Do I still like it? Do I want to wear it again this year?
I’m sure we have all made purchases of some clothes and then second guessed ourselves into thinking it was a great buy. Just because it was on sale doesn’t mean you have to get it. I was also finding it hard to put away clothes and shoes in my closet since it was getting a little over crowded. I don’t need more hangers, I need to get rid of some things!
While on my recent closet purge I made 5 bags of clothing/ shoes that I no longer need nor could fit into (Thank you Jenny Craig!) I packed up everything into some recyclable totes from recent blogging events and packed up my car to head to my local Goodwill.
To check out where your local goodwill is Visit www.goodwill.com to find stores, headquarters, job training centers & donation sites near you.
(My trunk literally over flowing with items to be donated to Goodwill)
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Check out the new Donation Calculator and see how far your donations goes. With my 5 bags of clothes and bag of books I was able to offer 7.3 hrs of on the job training for someone in my community. If we all did our part we could make a huge impact on other people’s lives. How many hours are you able to give back?
A simple item donated to Goodwill® can help provide job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face other challenges to finding employment. In fact, Goodwill®is the leading nonprofit provider of job training programs and career services in the United States and Canada.
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I love that my local Goodwill is right next door to my favorite grocery store so I can drop items off with ease and not have to wait so long to purge areas of the home. For every new item brought into the home an old one should be donated. Once I work on an area in my home, I try my best to get everything out ASAP so I don’t second guess myself if I need it or not.
About Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with affiliates in 13 other countries. Goodwill is one of America’s top 25 most inspiring companies (Forbes). Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 2,700 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com®. Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2012, more than 6.7 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill’s career services. Goodwill channels 82 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services.