How do you apply to become a donation pickup partner of Goodwill?


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Anyone interested in becoming a Goodwill pickup partner can contact Goodwill Industries International, Inc. by sending an email to partners@goodwill.org. Goodwill has several donation partner opportunities for businesses including donating excess retail inventory, funding job training programs, and sponsoring employee donation drives.

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Retail businesses can partner with Goodwill by donating excess retail merchandise returned by customers, or categorized as close outs. Old fixtures and display items are also welcome, and the items are sold to benefit various Goodwill programs. Donated retail items are recycled, reducing waste, and companies may receive tax deductions for donated items. Goodwill's donation impact calculator provides data on how each donation impacts a host of Goodwill services.

Partner donations to Goodwill assist the organization with job training and credentialing for individuals who wish to find employment. Partners can also tap into Goodwill's network to hire employees, or grow a new business using its national vendor opportunities, which include buying and exhibiting goods. Typically, individuals and businesses drop off donated items at a local Goodwill donation center, or place items into a donation bin. Before placing items into a donation bin, it's important to ensure the bin displays the Goodwill logo on front, a notice stating its mission, and information about how funds from donations are distributed.

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