At Goodwill, we like to consider ourselves the original recycler. Goodwill Industries® of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia has always been an entrepreneurial leader, environmental pioneer and social innovator of the “reduce, reuse, repurpose” practice.
By donating your unwanted items to Goodwill, you are reducing the amount of waste going to local landfills. And, through a partnership with Dell, Goodwill provides an easy way for residents to recycle electronic items too, like computers, printers, cell phones etc…
Your donated goods have the power to make a difference in people’s lives, strengthen communities, and create a healthier environment. Reselling donated goods not only provides Goodwill with a revenue stream to support its mission of putting people with special needs to work, it makes us responsible environmental stewards— a role we take very seriously!
Goodwill is committed to improving the sustainability of our operations. Textiles, books, shoes, accessories and housewares that do not sell in Goodwill’s retail stores are salvaged. Nothing goes in the trash.
Just as there are things you Recycle, there are things you Donate. Here are 5 things that are probably collecting dust in your house that you can recycle by donating to Goodwill!
1. Cell Phone. That Zach Morris size phone stored in one of your junk drawers. Hello? Goodwill is calling.
2. Clothing. Follow the rule—if you haven’t worn it in a year, odds are you aren’t going to wear it. Donate it!
3. Computers. Good news. Goodwill accepts computers in working and not working order!
4 . Chachkes. (choch – ke) That “unique” candle holder your grandma gave you for your birthday last year. Give it another home—Goodwill!
5. Books. Because, how many more times can you read the Harry Potter series?
The list could go on and on. But, you get the picture…clear the clutter and donate to Goodwill!
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