Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

3 Ways to Give Back and Show Gratitude this Thanksgiving

When the weather turns cold and the holiday season arrives, we tend to look for ways to warm the hearts of those around us. Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and reflection, and at Ohio Valley Goodwill, we’re thankful for you — the individuals who support our mission to connect others to life-changing opportunities!  

Each year, Ohio Valley Goodwill helps thousands of people become fully engaged, productive citizens in our community. By providing skills training, job placement services, and other recreational and educational opportunities, Goodwill helps people find personal fulfillment.

If you’re feeling the spirit of the holiday season, there are a few ways you can help Goodwill make the Cincinnati region a better place for us all. Here are three great ways to give back and make a difference this Thanksgiving:

#1: Donate Things You Don’t Need

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One of the easiest ways to show gratitude is by giving things you don’t need to a greater cause. By donating clothing and household items to Goodwill in Cincinnati, you’re fueling vital services that make it possible for individuals with disabilities and local veterans to find meaningful employment and lead productive, fulfilling lives.

Search your home for items to donate, then find your nearest Goodwill donation center and drop them off. It’s as simple as that!

#2: Give a Monetary Gift

If you’re not feeling up to a household purge but still want to give, you can always support Goodwill’s mission with a monetary donation. Generosity comes in many forms, and no matter how you choose to give, Ohio Valley Goodwill uses your gift to fund many services in our community. You can donate financially online with just a few clicks and provide important services to individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans.

#3: Share Goodwill’s Mission

Goodwill’s donors are the lifeblood of our organization, but there are many other ways you can support our work. The simple act of telling a friend or family member about Goodwill’s mission helps bring awareness to our services. Consider working a mention of Goodwill into the conversation at this year’s Thanksgiving get-together, and you’ll be making a difference with very little effort.

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Donate and Make a Difference Goodwill

Another easy (and fun!) way to support Goodwill’s mission is by shopping at your local Goodwill retail store. You’ll discover amazing deals on unique finds and even brand-name clothing, shoes, accessories, household goods, and more. How about a new Thanksgiving outfit for family photos or a DIY centerpiece with supplies from Goodwill? Every single item you purchase from Ohio Valley Goodwill helps to support our programs and service, and that’s worth sharing for all to see. If you do post your #GoodwillFinds on social media, don’t forget to tag us!

Give Thanks and Give Back this Thanksgiving!

Whether you donate, shop or share, supporting Goodwill this Thanksgiving — and all year round — is the perfect way to change lives for the better in our community. Learn more about Goodwill’s mission, and explore all the ways you can help this holiday season. Without your generosity, we couldn’t do what we do!