From Goodwill of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia:
Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia’s newest Donation Center located at 170 Grove Street in Haddonfield is now open.
Local residents are encouraged to clean out their closets, basements and garages and donate unwanted items to Goodwill. Proceeds from their sale fund Goodwill’s job training programs and career services that help prepare local residents with disabilities and disadvantages for competitive employment in the community.
Beyond philanthropic reasons, donating to Goodwill is a way to go green. Last year, Goodwill recycled more than 50 million pounds of textiles and diverted 5.2 million pounds of e-waste from America’s landfills.
Donations of gently-used clothing, accessories, household goods, toys, books, computers, furniture and other underused items are encouraged.
Goodwill’s Haddonfield Donation Center is staffed by a courteous donation services attendant and equipped with a state-of-the-art kiosk system. Through this kiosk system, donors can input their contact information and what they donated and then print out a receipt. They can also access their donation history using Goodwill’s I-Donate software on its website (www.goodwillnj.org). According to Goodwill President & CEO Mark B. Boyd, Goodwill is the only charity in the region to offer this technology.
“Prior to investing in this technology, we would get flooded with phone calls at the end of the year from donors who misplaced their donation receipts and desperately needed them for tax purposes,” said Boyd. “With our kiosks and I-Donate technology, donors have access to their donation history 24-7.”
Goodwill’s Haddonfield Donation Center will be open Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Because Goodwill operates 20 area retail stores, 100 percent of all gently used donations directly benefit its mission-based programs in the South Jersey/Philadelphia region. Many charities that collect donated goods through home pick-ups receive a mere 4-6 percent of the actual value of donations. Goodwill always advises checking Guidestar and other philanthropic watchdog websites to ensure donations are fully supporting a cause in your community.
Founded in 1948, Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey is a nonprofit, community-based organization. Its mission is to put people with special needs to work. Revenues from the sale of donated items in Goodwill’s 20 area retail stores fund job training and career services that prepare individuals with disabilities or disadvantages for competitive employment in the community while contributing to America’s recycling efforts. For more information, please call 856/439-0200 or visit www.goodwillnj.org.