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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 building dignity and quality of life for individuals and families throughout Northwest Ohio through the Power of Work by eliminating barriers and providing opportunities.

COMING SOON!  Donate for Good, a corporate donation drive program

Donation drives create meaningful engagement opportunities for employees, while fostering social and environmental stewardship. Goodwill collects donations of gently used clothing and household items for resale in our stores. Proceeds from the stores go directly to fund job training and job placement programs for individuals, in your local community with barriers to employment.

Benefits for your Company:

  • Enhanced Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employee Engagement
  • Positive Public Relations
  • Convenient for Employees to Donate
  • A great opportuning to promote community service

Services that Goodwill will Provide:

  • Goodwill branded containers dropped off and picked up at your convenience
  • When your bins are full, they will be swapped out ASAP
  • Marketing material to help promote your donation drive

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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

Goodwill’s Special Events Coordinator 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.

Donation Drive
To schedule a donation drive or for more information contact our Special Events Coordinator at 419-255-0070 Ext. 3202