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Why Donate to Goodwill
Your Donations Change LivesWhen you donate your gently used clothing, books, housewares, jewelry, tools, furniture, or toys that you no longer need to Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, a 501c(3) non-profit, wonderful things happen! Your donations support jobs in our stores. Then, when people buy the items, we use the revenue to support our programs and services which are offered free to people with disabilities and other barriers in order to help them achieve the dignity and independence that work provides.
Did you know that one pair of jeans can provide someone in our community with about 10 minutes of resume preparation services? This could be a person in your community who doesn't have a job and is struggling to support a family. Your donations have a real impact on the people here in your community.
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What we accept
We welcome all levels of donations at our donation centers. Whether you donate clothing, unused electronics, cars, money or your time, you can take great satisfaction in knowing you are helping fellow Arkansans discover the pride and success of getting a job and becoming independent productive citizens. You are changing a life.
Donations may be dropped off during operating hours at any of our retail store locations or attended donation centers. A friendly Goodwill employee will help you unload, and provide you with a tax deduction receipt. For a complete list of what Goodwill accepts, CLICK HERE.
A word about for-profit thrift stores
More and more for-profit thrift shops are moving into the area. If you donate to one of these organizations, you may not be eligible for a tax deduction, and revenues earned might not be returned to your community to fund programs and services. If this is important to you, ask the shop if it is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and request a report showing how its funds are used before you decide where to donate.
Additionally, some thrift stores solicit donations under the name of a charitable organization, but as little as five percent of the money generated from these donations may actually go to the charity. Nationally, Goodwill is consistently ranked among the top charities that make your donations go further.
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a not-for-profit business that is registered with the IRS as a 501c(3) organization, so your donation supports our mission and your donations are tax deductible.
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Tell Us How We're Doing
It is Goodwill’s goal to provide AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE to our customers. Please take a few minutes to tell us about your most recent donation experience. Your opinion is important to us. Once you submit the survey, you will be prompted to provide your contact information to be automatically registered to win a $25 Goodwill Gift Card.* Thank you for your time and support of the Goodwill mission!
Other ways to support Goodwill
In addition to donating your used goods, there are other ways you can support the work of Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
• Shop in our stores.
• Make a cash contribution.
• Include Goodwill Industries of Arkansas in your estate planning.
• Refer someone to our services.
• Invite a Goodwill representative to speak to your organization.
• Encourage the hiring of Goodwill-trained individuals.
• Tell people about Goodwill.