Goodwill in urgent need of donationsMar 30, 2022 12:27PM ● By Today's Family
Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio is asking the public to make a special effort to donate to their nearest Goodwill.
Currently, all Goodwill stores are experiencing a shortage of donations, especially household goods like kitchen wares, small appliances, pots & pans, home decor & knick-knacks. These items ultimately support a network of outreach programs that help thousands in our community.
"We have less than one third of these donations on our shelves than we did last year at this time," explained Bryant Taylor, vice president of donated goods. "These donations and shopping at our stores are vital steps to keeping our 'cycle of success' going."
The cycle of success is Goodwill's way of describing how goods are donated, then sold. Funds from those sales go to support vital mission programs.
“Revenue from our stores serve as the primary funder of outreach programs that Goodwill offers like employment services, family strengthening programs, rape crisis services and other community outreach,” Taylor said.
Housewares include pots, pans, dishes, kitchen gadgets, small appliances, home décor, seasonal items, toys, baskets, pottery, etc.
Individuals throughout the community are encouraged to gather unused items and donate those items at a Goodwill store or donation center. Schools, businesses and places of worship are also encouraged to run donation drives with their constituents during this time of need.
“Your closet, cupboards and storage unit are more powerful than you think,” added Taylor.
Local Donation CentersEastlake
33459 Vine Street
6605 Mayfield Road
Lyndhurst Donation Center
5400 Mayfield Road
Cedar Center South Shopping Center
13908 Cedar Road
Landerwood Plaza Donation Center
30850 Pinetree Road, Pepper Pike
425 Water Street