Every 53 seconds of every business day, someone gets a job – and comes closer to achieving personal and financial independence – thanks to Goodwill and you.
Last year, more than 65 million people donated to Goodwill. Goodwill accepts your new or gently used items — like clothing, appliances and furniture — and sells them in our well-known Goodwill retail stores. There are more than 3,200 Goodwill donation locations in North America.
The sales of your donations help fund job training and other career services that help people become successful at work. Goodwill donors may also choose to make a financial contribution. Regardless of how you contribute, we are grateful for your support.
Thanks to your donations, in 2007, Goodwill was able to serve 1.1 million people.
Not all organizations that collect donations make the best use of them. Some thrift stores solicit donations under the name of a charity, but as little as 5 percent of the money generated from these donations may actually go to the charity.
At Goodwill, 84 percent of our revenues are used to fund our employment and training programs. Goodwill is consistently ranked among top charities that make your donations go further
Thank you very much for your support!
How to Donate
Donations of gently used items can be made at ANY Goodwill retail store or attended donation site. Click here for a map of GWSV locations.
Monetary donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to us at: Goodwill of Silicon Valley, 1080 N 7th Street, San José, CA 95112 (Attn: Donations)
NEW: We are now partnering with College Hunks Hauling for donation pick ups! Click here to learn more