Your Spring Cleaning tasks could mean Goodwill Career Creations!
Goodwill’s career centers, training programs and staffing operations give people the resources, skills and confidence that changes thousands of lives each year.
So how can you help to be a part of this growth and effort in your own community? It’s easy! Donate to Goodwill = create jobs!
- Garbage Disposal Cleanse: I don't want to think about the gross grime that sticks around in there. Still although it isn't on my mind regularly it needs to be cleaned! I use a cup of lemon juice, a teaspoon of salt and a quarter cup of crushed ice. The lemon helps to remove bad odors, the salt and crushed ice help with removing any remaining residue.
- Stop saving for the miraculous weight-loss: I had to learn to stop saving clothes that didn't fit - for the day would come that I would lose the weight and fit right back into clothes that I wore ten years ago. It was getting ridiculous. Did I really think I'd want to wear those outdated blouses even if I did lose the weight? I now just get them out of my over stuffed drawers and packed closet.
- Kids who won't part with toys: This has more to do with control over their belongings than anything else. I always start by asking the boys to help donate to other kids who need help from us. I ask them what they would like to donate. They usually come up with a decent pile on their own!
Why do I donate? Because what I may not want or have use for may be perfect for someone else! If we have perfectly good items that can be loved by someone else, why not help our community? If you are not sure where your local Goodwill is, you can use the Goodwill Locator App available for Android and iOS devices and at http://www.goodwill.org/ (click “Explore Our Map” on the homepage). Simply input the items you’re donating to calculate the number of hours of career counseling, on-the-job training, résumé preparation, financial planning classes, and other services you’ve helped provide people facing challenges finding employment. When jobs thrive, communities thrive.
Last year, nearly 2 million people engaged in face-to-face Goodwill services to advance in their careers. More than 35 million people accessed education, training, mentoring and online learning tools offered by Goodwill virtually to strengthen their skills and gain industry-recognized credentials.
We have done our part! Now it is time for you to do yours! Tag us on your social media posts with a photo of your Goodwill donations using #DonateStuffCreateJobs.