Make A Promise, Donate What You No Longer Need & Help Others

Did you know that:

-Seven in 10 (71 percent) consumers admit on occasion they’ve chosen not to donate their unused clothing.

-For every one article of clothing donated, consumers have at least 30 more articles of clothing are ready to be donated.

I know that this week and next week, I am cleaning out my closet (and Lucy’s too) and am going to donate many items.

It feels great to do that! Today, Goodwill is announcing the first-ever Donate Challenge to commemorate the launch of the new Donate Movement — encouraging people to donate their gently used clothes and household items to help reduce waste and benefit communities across the country. The Goodwill provides many benefits such as job training programs and employment placement services to people with disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others facing challenges to finding employment.

If you need more incentive to donate, go to their site, and use their donation calculator.

See how what you donate helps others:

-1 working computer gives a person 5.3 hours of career counseling

-1 bike, 1 coat and 1 DVD provides a person with 1 hour of on-the-job training

-6 shirts and 2 pairs of jeans provides a person with 1 hour of a job search class

I drive by our Goodwill center at least once a week. I am heading there by July 8th with a car full of items that can help others. Come Join Me!