12 Ideas To Spring Into Action With Goodwill® This Season

When your spring cleaning ends with a donation to Goodwill, you not only extend the lifecycle of goods, but you help fund Goodwill‘s employment programs that create jobs and strengthen families and your community

More than 70 percent of Americans engage in the annual tradition of spring cleaning, according to a 2013 survey by the American Cleaning Institute. And nearly three-fifths (57 percent) of American adults will shop for spring/summer apparel in whole or in part this year according to a 2016 poll by ORC International, done on behalf of ICSC. Whether consumers are decluttering or refreshing their wardrobes, they can give people in their communities a fresh start through job training and placement by donating to and shopping at Goodwill this spring.

Through its social enterprise model, Goodwill sells donated items in its retail stores and online, to create job opportunities, training and programs for job seekers in local communities, including youth, older workers, veterans and military families, people with disabilities and disadvantages, and others with specialized needs. As a result, in 2015, local Goodwill organizations collectively placed 312,000 people in employment in the United States and Canada. In addition, more than 35 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training, mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills.

Having the right skills and training is essential to securing a job and to succeeding in the workplace. That is why Goodwill is calling on people across the United States and Canada to spring into action with Goodwill this season and make a difference in their communities by donating when they finish spring cleaning and making Goodwill their…

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