This Spring Cleaning Season, Donated Goods Help Lead to a Fresh Start

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

With a particularly cold and snowy winter nearing an end, millions of people are gearing up for the annual de-hibernation ritual known as spring cleaning. This year, Goodwill is encouraging people to remember the power of donations when planning their annual spring cleaning. This time of year offers the opportunity to de-clutter homes, give bygone belongings a fresh start, and help individuals in need of work find a fresh start too. By donating clothing and household goods to Goodwill, consumers can ensure their used items get diverted from landfills, and help fund job training and placement programs.

Through its social enterprise model, Goodwill uses the revenues from its retail stores to fund programs for job seekers, including youth, seniors, veterans and military families, people with disabilities, and others with specialized needs. In 2013 alone, Goodwill helped more than 9.8 million people train for careers in diverse sectors such as banking, technology and health care, just to name a few, and provided support services to help them land jobs and excel in their careers.

At Goodwill, we fully understand the power of a fresh start for your home, your life and community, said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. There is no better feeling than knowing that your fresh start is helping someone else receive the training they need to succeed in the workplace, and build a new beginning too.

That is why Goodwill is asking its friends and neighbors to donate when they finish spring cleaning. Through the revenue generated from the sale of donations, a person actively seeking work can get a fresh start through assistance in writing r

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