Gently used clothes, household items help Goodwill programs
GIG HARBOR – A new Goodwill attended donation station opened Oct. 1 in Gig Harbor, at 7910 Stinson Ave., the corner of Rosedale Street and Stinson Avenue.
“This new donation station provides greater convenience for our valued Gig Harbor donors,” said Terry A. Hayes, president & CEO of Goodwill, which operates the Gig Harbor Goodwill Store. “Donations to Goodwill and shopping at our stores are ways people support our job-training and placement programs that serve thousands of people across the area.”
The donation station is open daily, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Goodwill seeks “gently used” and ready-to-sell clothing and household items, all of which are tax-deductible. Goodwill operates two other donation sites on the Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula including the Goodwill store, 4805 Point Fosdick Drive N.W. and an attended donation station at the Key Peninsula Market/Chevron in Wauna, 9522 State Route 302. For a complete list of donation sites or to check what gently used items Goodwill accepts, go here.
Goodwill is part of the national Goodwill Donate Movement, encouraging people to donate clothes to support the agency’s mission, especially in these tough economic times. To calculate the impact even a single donated item can have, go to www.donate.goodwill.org.
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Goodwill is a unique nonprofit business. It turns donations and business revenue into programs that change lives by helping people with disabilities or disadvantages go to work. This year, Goodwill Industries will help 9,500 people with education, job training and placement so they can become independent self-supporting citizens. Of these, more than 1,000 people with barriers to employment will be placed in jobs in the community. Programs of Goodwill, founded in 1921, are funded through financial gifts, grants, fees, commercial services and the operation of 26 thrift stores throughout Western and Southcentral Washington. Please visit our website at www.goodwillwa.org.