5 Facts To Know About Goodwill

You may know Ohio Valley Goodwill as a place to donate the items you no longer need. Or, maybe Goodwill is your go-to thrift store to shop for clothing and household goods. But beyond our donation sites and retail stores, there’s so much more to Goodwill than meets the eye!

Here are a few things we’d like you to know about Ohio Valley Goodwill:

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We Put People to Work!

Ohio Valley Goodwill is an independent, local non-profit organization serving the community for 100+ years.

Ohio Valley Goodwill is part of Goodwill’s network of over 160 independent Goodwill organizations located in the United States and Canada. As your local Goodwill, we are dedicated to serving individuals in Greater Cincinnati! Since our founding in 1916, we’ve focused on expanding our programs and services to meet the changing service needs of people living right here in our community. 

Goodwill’s retail stores exist to support our mission.

Our retail stores offer affordable clothing and household goods for families in Greater Cincinnati, but that’s not all they’re here for! The revenue from our retail stores helps support Goodwill’s job training and employment services for individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans.

Goodwill puts people to work!

At Ohio Valley Goodwill, we measure our success one person at a time. We love sharing the stories of individuals who have achieved personal and vocational fulfillment through meaningful employment. Read some of their inspiring success stories to learn more about the power of work!


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Go Green with Goodwill!


Goodwill is a leader in the “reduce, reuse, and recycle” model.

Did you know? Each year, Ohio Valley Goodwill diverts millions of pounds from local landfills! We’re committed to promoting environmental sustainability with our innovative donate-resale model. When you donate your gently-used items to Goodwill, you can be confident that they’ll be reused by someone else rather than adding harmful waste to our beautiful planet. And when you shop at Goodwill, you’ll feel great knowing that you’re reducing waste and creating local jobs. It’s a win-win for you, the community, and the planet!

YOU help Goodwill fulfill our mission!

Every time you donate to Goodwill or shop in one of our retail stores, you become a job creator! Your support helps fund our mission of changing lives through the power of work with education, training, and employment.

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Donate to Goodwill and change a life!

We couldn’t do what we do without you! Thank you for continuing to support Goodwill by donating your gently-used goods and shopping in our stores. To find your nearest donation site or retail store, click here.