Goodwill depends on the donation of clothing and household goods to fulfill its mission of helping people with barriers to self-sufficiency to achieve independence and dignity through work. Each year, Goodwill collects more than 23 million pounds of donations at its donation centers, retail stores, and at ZOOTS dry cleaners in eastern and central Massachusetts.
Your tax deductible donations of goods do much good. When they arrive at Goodwill, they:
- Are handled, sorted, packaged, shipped and sold by a team that includes job trainees with disabilities and other barriers to self-sufficiency who earn a paycheck while being trained for competitive jobs in the marketplace.
- Generate revenue that supports Goodwill's many job training, youth, and community programs, serving thousands of people in eastern and central Massachusetts.
- Provide low-cost, quality clothing and merchandise that allows people in the community to stretch their dollars.
- Give Boston-area job training graduates interview appropriate clothing free of charge through Goodwill's Clothing Collaborative for Job Trainees.
- Are also distributed to dozens of other community-based organizations, such as Pine Street Inn, the region's largest provider of services to homeless individuals, to help them achieve their missions.
Whether it is an individual living with a developmental disability who receives on-the-job-training sorting, pin-tagging and hanging your donated clothing; a single parent able to support her family through her job in one of the Goodwill stores, or the 16-year-old girl growing up in a family of limited means who is able to find her "dream prom dress" at one of the Goodwill stores – when you donate goods to Goodwill you help to make a very big difference in people's lives.
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Our federal tax ID number is 04-2106765.