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You can host a Goodwill donation drive at your office, church or even condominium or apartment building! Hosting a Goodwill donation drive is an easy community service project to implement. A Goodwill Donation Drive offers residents/members/employees a convenient location to donate unwanted clothing, small household items and even electronics. You can arrange a clothing drive for any amount of time. Simply pick the dates and let Goodwill do the rest! Once the dates are selected, Goodwill’s Transportation Division will then dispatch one or more attractive, indoor donation bins to the location of your drive. Your drive will support itself—no attendant is needed to accept donations and because Goodwill is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible by law.
Q: Does Goodwill offer a home pick up service?
A: Goodwill does not offer a home pick up service. Running this type of service is quite costly for a charity. Additional trucks, wages, benefits and insurance really add up! With 23 donation centers in New Jersey and Philadelphia, we try to make it convenient for area residents to donate to us. You can be rest assured there will ALWAYS be a friendly Goodwill representative on site to graciously accept your donation and provide you with a receipt for tax purposes. Please be aware that while many charities DO offer home pick up services, they are often run by for profit entities so the charity is not getting 100% of your donation. It is important to do your homework on any charity.
Sam Olmo first came to Goodwill in the fall of 2006 through Goodwill's School-to-Work program. He attended school in the morning and worked in the afternoon until graduating in the spring of 2007. Upon graduation Sam became an employee at Goodwill's Outsourcing & Production Center in Pennsauken, NJ.
During his time at the Center, Sam learned a variety of skills like collating coupons and working on light assembly and mailing projects. Because of his determination and good core work skills, he quickly moved into the Assembly Quality Control Supervisor position. Shortly after this, Sam landed a job as a mail clerk at Medco in Willingboro, NJ.
Sam has worked at Medco for three years now and is considered a great asset to the company. He enjoys doing his job and has developed more than just trust and respect from his colleagues and managers but he has also received friendship with some of them.
“Goodwill has given me the chance to grow and expand my job skills,” said Sam. “I love my job at Medco and look forward to going to work every day.”
When Nicholas came to Goodwill, he hadn’t worked in more than 20 years due to injuries sustained in a car accident. Goodwill helped him develop a resume and hone in on his interviewing skills and then to get a job. However, Nicholas needed a Goodwill Job Coach on site at his new job for several weeks to make physical modifications and help him understand his job duties. Here is where your ONE BAG of donations comes in. That ONE BAG of donations covers ONE HOUR OF JOB COACHING. The moral of the story—Goodwill really does make every donation WORK. Thank you for helping Nicholas and so many others who benefit from Goodwill’s career services.
Goodwill’s Mount Laurel Attended Donation Center is now open at 3111 Route 38 in Larchmont Commons Shopping Center.