Donate, Shop, Save and Create
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is encouraging local parents to pull off the quadruple play this summer! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4:
1. Donate last year’s school clothes to Goodwill.
Start by going through your closet and dresser drawers, and looking for items you no longer need. Gather that stuff, and take it to Goodwill.
2. Pick up some fresh threads for the upcoming school year.
After you’ve dropped off your donation, take a few minutes to do some back-to-school shopping. If you haven’t shopped at a Goodwill store in a while, you might be surprised at some of the great bargains and cool clothes you can find.
3. Keep your wallet happy by not spending a lot.
At the checkout, you’ll realize your wallet didn’t take the hit it usually does during back-to-school shopping—saving you cash for more important things. You’ll also realize that your acts of donation and purchasing have helped the Central Florida community.
4. Help create a job for someone in your community.
The money raised through the sale of donated goods goes to fund Goodwill’s main mission—providing job training and career services to help people gain job skills, earn employment and advance in their careers. For more than a century, Goodwill has been meeting the needs of job seekers with programs for those with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
“Summer is the time of year for getting the most things accomplished with the fewest moves,” said Bill Oakley, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida. “When it comes to back-to-school shopping, you can get four things done at our retail stores and Donation Xpress locations.”
Last year alone, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida helped more than 32,500 people prepare for careers in such fields as banking, IT and health care. It all stems from Goodwill’s belief in the power of work to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families—and it all starts when you donate items that can be sold in Goodwill’s retail stores and online.