We are all guilty of this, we travel to a new city or a great shopping town and we go crazy and buy a new pair of jeans or new tops or shoes and then you get home and you realize you have no more room for new stuff! Any normal person would tell you to stop shopping but I would also recommend to reorganize your closet and take out all your old clothing items and donate them to your local Goodwill store.
Did you know that donating one bag of your old travel clothes and one bag of books can equal up to 2.3 hours of on-the-job training for someone in your community? Add to that a used lamp, a dusty computer and perhaps a box of DVDs and CDs, and that number nearly doubles to 5.2 hours.
A simple item donated to Goodwill® can help provide job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face other challenges to finding employment. In fact, Goodwill is the leading nonprofit provider of job training programs and career services in the United States and Canada.
Goodwill® with the Ad Council are launching a brand new series of Public Service Advertisements (PSAs) that educate people about Goodwill’s role as a job creator. With the simple tagline, "Donate Stuff. Create Jobs.," the campaign seeks to highlight the role that Goodwill plays in promoting independence and dignity for people of all backgrounds.
To find the nearest Goodwill location just visit www.goodwill.org it will help you find stores, headquarters, job training centers and donation sites near you.