RecycleFrom clothing and accessories to computers, tvs, housewares, books and car, we recycle the items you no longer need or want.
ReuseWe sell your gently-used items to value conscious shoppers in our retail stores
ReduceThrough our career services, we help individuals with special needs get to work. Together, we are strengthening families and communities one job at a time.
COVID-19 Update (8/13/20)
All Goodwill Stores & Donation Centers are NOW OPEN! Masks are required. Occupancy limits are in effect. Donation sites are operating under “Pop and Drop” guidelines. Simply pop your trunk and our attendants will do the rest using gloves and masks.
In the coming months, Goodwill’s career services will be even more critical than ever in helping job seekers and others faced with disadvantaging conditions to secure and retain competitive jobs. Please support Goodwill through donations and shopping!
For updates on our COVID-19 response, please follow us on social media and refer to the Q & A below.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (8/13/20)
Can I still donate at Goodwill?
Yes! All of Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ and Philadelphia’s donation sites are now open. A full list of donation sites and our reduced operating hours can be found here: https://goodwillnj.org/goodwill-donation-site/.
Is it safe to make a donation at my local Goodwill?
Absolutely. Goodwill has special procedures in place to safely handle your donations and keep both you and our donation attendants safe. For social distance donating, we are operating under “POP AND DROP” guidelines. Simply pop your trunk and our donation attendant will unload it wearing a mask and gloves. Please also know that donation sites are constantly being sanitized during all operating hours. If you need to use our computer kiosk to obtain a receipt, we just ask that you please wear a mask. Or, you may request a paper receipt.
What happens to donations after I drop them off?
All donated items are quarantined and stored in gaylords and trailers labeled by date and time. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines mandate that donations be quarantined for 72 hours. Donations are the lifeblood of what we do at Goodwill, as they make our mission of helping people with disabilities and disadvantages prepare for and secure jobs possible. With record high unemployment rates, there’s never been a greater need for our job training and career services.
What types of job training and career services does Goodwill offer?
Goodwill offers a variety of career preparation programs that are free to the local community. Many of our programs are now being offered virtually. Our training facilities reopened on June 15th. For example, Goodwill offers a free basic adult education program that lets adults 18 and older work towards earning their high school diploma! You can also get virtual instruction on using Microsoft Office. For a full listing of our programs, please visit https://goodwillnj.org/job-training/
Are Goodwill stores open?
YES! All Goodwill Stores & Donation Centers are open Mon. – Sat. 9 am – 7 pm and Sun. 10 am – 6 pm. You can also shop for treasures online at shopgoodwill.com. Please note occupancy limits are in effect and masks are required.
What safety precautions does Goodwill expect to have in place when stores open?
The safety of our shoppers, donors, clients and employees is our top priority. We adhere to all guidelines put in place by the State, local health agencies and the CDC. These precautionary measures include things such as limiting the number of shoppers allowed in the store; requiring customers to wear masks; enforcing social distancing; frequent cleaning of high-contact surfaces including the use of fogging machines; providing all employees with masks and gloves; Plexiglass “sneeze guard” partitions at cash registers; plastic wrapped credit card and kiosk touch pads; disinfecting shopping carts after each use; and providing waterless hand sanitizer. To ensure these guidelines and others are followed entirely, all stores have an “Environmental Technician” on duty from opening until close. You can also expect to see plenty of in-store signage showing how we are making shopping and donating safe for everyone and will also hear safety related messaging on our in store radio system. Lastly, you can be rest assured that all of our staff members have been thoroughly trained in safety protocol.
What kind of disinfecting schedule does Goodwill follow? What disinfectants will be used?
Each Goodwill store has an Environmental Technician on staff from the time it opens until closing to oversee every aspect of the disinfecting process. A daily sanitizing maintenance schedule details how often high traffic hard surfaces such as checkout counters, racks, door handles, credit card machines, etc. are disinfected. Shopping carts are wiped down after each and every use. This technician also oversees the use of newly-purchased fogger machines that are used to deep clean and sanitize the store twice weekly in the evening. These foggers use PX10 –a medical grade, EPA-approved compound deemed safe for people and the environment which kills the coronavirus. It uses chlorine dioxide, a stable and powerful compound to deliver safe and effective results.
What payment options does Goodwill offer?
Cash and credit cards are accepted. Credit card terminals will be covered securely with plastic wrap that is disinfected and replaced on a regular schedule.
What other in-store changes will we see at Goodwill?
All restrooms and dressing rooms are closed until further notice. Sitting on furniture on the sales floor is not be permitted.
Can I shop Goodwill online?
Yes! Please visit shopgoodwill.com and discover a treasure trove of bargains on everything from clothing and accessories to vintage items and housewares.
Will Goodwill still offer its Colors of the Week and Dollar Day Sunday sales?
Yes, our sales will continue.
Thank you, in advance, for your support and for following all necessary safety precautions. We look forward to serving you in our stores very soon…