Host a Donation Drive

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Here’s how your organization can help Goodwill achieve its mission of helping people in your community prepare, find, and retain employment!

Donated items are Goodwill’s clothesline to helping others in the community.  Revenues from the sale of donated goods in Goodwill’s Retail Stores help to fund job training and placement programs that prepare local residents for competitive employment and assist them in finding jobs.  Your organization can support this “working” mission by hosting a Goodwill Donation Drive to collect clothing and household goods.

Implementing a successful drive is as easy as 1-2-3!


Schedule a Drive

Simply call Gina Shook, specialty donated goods manager, at 330-786-2576,  with the date, time, and location of your organization’s donation drive.  Some organizations choose to host a one-day event; others make it into a week or month-long affair.


To spread the word about the event, Goodwill will provide you with a flyer to circulate and post.  Goodwill also recommends promoting the drive through internal newsletters, daily announcements, and intra-office e-mails.  If you opt to open the drive up to the community, consider sending a press release.

Collect Donations

On the day of your donation drive, Goodwill will dispatch a donation collection truck with an attendant to the location of your drive.

In return for your participation, you’ll receive:

  • Acknowledgement in Goodwill’s semi-annual newsletter as a community service partner.
  • And that good feeling that accompanies spreading Goodwill!

To learn more about hosting a donation drive, contact Gina Shook, specialty donated goods manager, at 330-786-2576.

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