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Tis the season to donate

The holiday season is a time that we are often asked to contribute financially to a variety of causes.  At Goodwill, there is a tremendous need for donations, not necessarily of money, but stuff!  One of the easiest ways to contribute to your community, while cleaning out those overflowing closets this season, is to consider a gift of clothing or housewares to your local Goodwill.

Cleaning out your closet and donating those items to Goodwill is also a way to demonstrate to your children the spirit of giving.  Involving all members of the family in the giving process can create new traditions and introduce the kids to charitable giving.

What to give?  Seasonal décor you won’t be using.  Clothes that don’t fit any longer.  And housewares that you no longer use are all valuable donations to Goodwill stores.  The stores will sell those donations and use the revenue from those products to support a network of 28 different mission programs.  Goodwill mission programs include job training and placement for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, family strengthening programs, emergency services and more.  Last year, donations to your local Goodwill provided support to more than 11,000 individuals in our community.

Locally, you can donate at Mayfield Heights, University Heights, Eastlake, Painesville and Chardon area locations.  

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