Hosting A Donation Drive

Goodwill donation drives are excellent community service projects for businesses, schools, community organizations, city municipalities, civic associations, faith-based congregations, colleges and universities, and booster clubs.

Donation drives are an easy way to give back to the community while clearing out the clutter and keeping items out of landfills. When you donate clothing and other items like books or shoes to Goodwill, your donations are sold in Goodwill stores, giving them a second life and keeping them out of landfills.  The funds generated from the sale of your donated items helps Goodwill in its mission of improving the lives of people with disabilities or other disadvantages through employment training and job placement opportunities, right here in Northwest Ohio.

A Great Way to Give Back

Whether you’re representing a business, school, club, university, faith-based congregation or neighborhood association, your organization can host a Goodwill donation drive. Many organizations decide to have donation drives to collect specific items, such as a clothing or shoes. Companies may sponsor donation drives, which is a great way to get employees energized and united about giving back to a great cause.  Goodwill works with many local elementary and high schools that host donation drives. They can donate clothing, shoes, accessories and even textbooks. Also, campus organizations such as sororities, fraternities or student government associations can sponsor donation drives. City municipalities and county government often sponsor community recycle events, and Goodwill works closely with them to ensure these events run smoothly.

Some groups use community garage sales as a way to raise funds for themselves and then partner with Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, Inc. to come in at the end to collect the “leftovers.” We’re happy to do so! Click here for a list of items that Goodwill accepts. To determine the value of your items, view Goodwill’s Donation Impact calculator https://www.goodwill.org/your-impact/

Goodwill’s Communication Manager will work with you to help organize your event and arrange to pick up the donations. Our goal is to ensure a successful partnership and help your organization achieve success. A donation drive is a wonderful way to create unity and camaraderie throughout your organization and in your community. Please allow a three-week window to schedule a drive, so we can ensure that our team is ready to assist you.

To schedule a donation drive or for more information contact our Communications Manager at 419-255-0070