Help us get to 30 million pounds in 2017! With Goodwill a single donation is a way to Give back & Recycle. It’s so easy, to Do Good,
Southern Arizona has a proactive and passionate culture of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. When you donate and shop with Goodwill®, you practice those values!
- By donating a gently used item instead of throwing it away, you keep them out of Southern Arizona’s landfills!
- By shopping at Goodwill® you can give an item a second (or third) life!
- When you buy a restored or repurposed piece of Youth Restoration furniture, not only do you help fund the program that provides job skills and full-time employment to youth, but you also help salvage and recycle usable parts from older furniture that would have otherwise been thrown away!
It is our goal in 2016/17 to keep over 30 million pounds of waste from going into Southern Arizona’s local landfills. We can do that by helping you recycle your old clothing, housewares, furniture and more. Last year, our goal was over 27 million and thanks to our amazing donors, we made it! With your continued support, together, we can keep that number growing.
As a nonprofit, Goodwill® takes several steps to ensure that we can gain the maximum value from every consumer product that is sold and donated to our organization. These steps help us operate efficiently and account for the economic engine (donations and sales) that help us fund the programs that help people get to work.
In the end, your donation to Goodwill® is not only a way to recycle and live sustainably, Goodwill®’s job training and placement programs yield social and economic benefits as well. With the continued depletion of raw natural resources used to make new consumer goods, Goodwill® and other social enterprises that enable re-use, recycling, and repurposing will play an increasingly important role in the environment. Ongoing partnerships, programs and services reflect the beneficial role in Goodwill®’s landfill waste reduction.