Create Jobs and Change Lives When You Donate to Goodwill This Fall

The leaves are starting to change, and the weather is finally cooling off, which can mean only one thing: Fall is in the air! Fall is an excellent time of year to clean out your closets and get organized before the winter season. As you sort through your belongings and decide what to keep or give away, we encourage you to choose Ohio Valley Goodwill to donate your gently used clothing items and accessories.

White box with clothing inside and 'donations' written on front

Donations box

When you donate to Ohio Valley Goodwill, your items go through a careful process to ensure we maximize their value and make the most of your donation. Most donations end up in our retail stores, where they are resold at affordable prices to people in the community who can use them again and give them a new life. Goodwill also tries to recycle or salvage any items that aren’t sold in our stores, a process that helps to divert millions of pounds of unnecessary waste from local landfills.

But did you know that donating your clothes to Ohio Valley Goodwill has an even bigger impact in your community? Most people know Goodwill for our retail storefronts or donation centers, but there’s so much more to our mission than meets the eye.

Goodwill logo with tagline: we put people to work

Goodwill’s Logo

When you shop in one of our stores or donate your gently used goods, your good deed makes a difference in your community, helping Goodwill fulfill our mission to change lives through the power of work! The dollars you spend in our retail stores and the donations you give play a significant role behind the scenes at Goodwill, helping to fund life-changing training programs and vocational services for individuals with disabilities and others facing barriers to employment.

Ohio Valley Goodwill is one of the largest providers of rehabilitation services in the state of Ohio. With the help of community members like you, Ohio Valley Goodwill is able to provide thousands of people with the skill training and employment services they need to obtain jobs in the Greater Cincinnati area each year. Through the power of work, these individuals gain a sense of independence and self-confidence. Read some of the latest success stories from individuals who achieved employment success with help from Ohio Valley Goodwill’s programs and services.

Become a job creator in your community! We invite you to clean out your closets this fall and recycle responsibly by donating any items you no longer use or need to Ohio Valley Goodwill. Find the donation site nearest you, and be sure to view our list of items we can and cannot accept before donating.

You can also use Goodwill’s Donation Impact Calculator to see how your donations make an impact in the community. Simply plug in the items you donate, and it will estimate how your donation will be used to help someone in need. Thank you for choosing to donate to Ohio Valley Goodwill and supporting our mission to change lives through the power of work!