Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

5 Ways to Show Thanks This Holiday Season

With the holidays near, it’s the time of year when we put a special emphasis on giving thanks. Showing appreciation for the things in your life that you’re thankful for is an important asset to mental health and positive living.

There are many ways to give thanks, but here are five ways Goodwill can help you show your gratitude:

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#1: Volunteer Your Time

One of the most fulfilling ways to give back to your community is by volunteering your time to a worthy cause. Choose your favorite nonprofit and ask about volunteer opportunities. At Ohio Valley Goodwill, there are ways to give back through the Service Guild, which helps with fundraising and community outreach.

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#2: Donate Items You No Longer Need

Donating household items to Goodwill is simple and makes a big difference. Take a look at the list of items we gratefully accept, then drop off your donation at your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill donation center. Giving to Goodwill supports programming and services that provide employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. It’s also more sustainable than sending items to the landfill!

#3: Give a Financial Gift

Did you know there are several ways to give to Goodwill? Most people know they can donate household items they no longer need, but we appreciate your generosity in other ways, too! You can give a financial gift online with a few clicks, and your support will help provide important services to individuals right here in our community.

#4: Be an Advocate

Your voice is valuable, and lending it to a cause is a great way to show gratitude and to pay it forward. Ohio Valley Goodwill is a strong advocate for expanded job skills training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. You can make a difference by learning more about the issue and then speaking up when it matters. Together, we can pave the way for equitable employment access!

#5: Shop at Goodwill Thrift Stores

Where else but Goodwill can you pay it forward by shopping? When you make a purchase at your nearest Goodwill Thrift Store, you’re financially supporting our services that benefit individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans.

Give Thanks This Holiday Season

Approaching life with a sense of gratitude is proven to improve your mental health and well-being. It also strengthens communities and uplifts those around you. This holiday season, look for small ways to give thanks by paying it forward.

Here at Ohio Valley Goodwill, we’re thankful for you.