Goodwill needs donations

Goodwill stores are in urgent need of household items like dishes, small appliances, cookware, knickknacks and electrical items. Clothing and furniture are also needed. Currently the stores are having difficulty stocking their shelves and racks. Goodwill stores rely on donated items. It is crucial to Goodwill’s mission of helping people train for and find jobs that donations keep coming in.

The sale of donations through Goodwill’s 15 retail stores translates into employment assistance, job training, community outreach and other programs for the community that benefit thousands of people each year. Last year alone, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut provided services to over 17,800 people.

Donors may drop off items at local Goodwill stores and attended donation stations located at many convenient locations throughout Connecticut. A Goodwill staff member will help the donor unload items and provide a donation receipt for tax purposes.

Goodwill is a non-profit organization that provides employment and support services to people with disabilities and other employment challenges. Goodwill programs help people gain the skills they need to obtain and keep a job so that they may become self-sufficient.

Call 800-423-9787 or visit for a list of retail stores and donation locations near you.

Amanda Cuda