OK~ I have been busy cleaning out closets this week and I just returned from a haul to my local Goodwill Store. I had three sacks just like this one.
Did you know that when you donate to Goodwill you help create jobs? Thanks to the programs and support service made possible by donations of clothes and household items, more than 261,000 people earned jobs in 2013- that's one person find a job every 27 seconds of every business day. So you're literally donating your stuff AND helping create jobs. I don't know about you, but this makes me feel good.
Currently Goodwill is focusing on a campaign called, "Donate stuff. Create jobs." This whole campaign makes my donation today a little sweeter. It's always a good feeling when I can help make a difference.
Are you curious as to how your local donations impact your community? Introducing you to Goodwill's Impact Donation Calculator. Simply input the number of items you are donating to calculate the number of hours of career counseling, on-the-job training, resume preparation, financial planning classes, and other services you have helped provide someone facing challenges to finding employment. Just yesterday we discussed ways to be nice to one another, so it's fitting to be sharing an easy way for you to give back to your community.
The beauty of utilizing my local Goodwill store is the fact that I can go back in a week or so to shop. I love taking a day now and then to check out what's available at my local Goodwill store. You never know what find of the day will be in the store. It is a fact: One man's junk, is another man's treasure. That saying resonates with me every time I visit my local Goodwill store.
I challenge you to visit your local Goodwill store. You will not only find a treasure, but you will also help people keep jobs. To me, that's a win, win! With a new school year around the corner, now is the perfect time to start scoping the shelves at your local Goodwill store. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?