Friday, August 18, 2017
Donating to Goodwill
From 1999 to 2003, Erol Onel, MD, worked as an assistant professor of urology at Tufts University and New England Medical Center, where his work leading the urology resident training program saw him honored twice with Teacher of the Year awards. Aside from his career, Dr. Erol Onel has contributed to multiple charities, including Goodwill.
Through the sale of donated goods, Goodwill strives to help people gain the education and skills they need to find work. In 2016, the organization helped over 313,000 people train for new careers in a wide array of industries. While shopping at Goodwill stores is one way to help the organization, another is to donate your own second-hand goods.
Goodwill accepts most clothing and items in working condition, provided the items meet safety standards and have never been recalled. The organization’s website encourages potential donors to call their local Goodwill regarding any rules and restrictions when donating computers, mattresses, and vehicles.
Once you have gathered the items you wish to donate, you can take them to a local Goodwill donation center or donation bin. Some branches offer a pickup service for people donating many items.
To learn more about Goodwill, what they do, how to donate, and how your donation helps, visit the organization online at Goodwill.org. The website also provides a place to find your nearest Goodwill store and donation center.