Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Get Ready for a Sustainable Summer with Goodwill!

Summer is a great time to explore the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle. Maybe you’re feeling inspired to freshen up your home and get organized before the busy back-to-school season. Or, perhaps you’re motivated to switch up your habits and do your part for the planet. No matter your goals for “going green” this summer, Ohio Valley Goodwill is here to make it easier to embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle!

Here are a few reasons to donate to Goodwill and get ready for a sustainable summer:

#1: Reduce Waste in Your Community

When you choose to donate your gently used clothing to Goodwill instead of throwing them in the garbage, you’re making a positive impact not only in your local community but around the globe! According to the EPA, landfills received 11.3 million tons of textiles in 2018, which amounts to around 80 pounds per person. Textiles don’t break down easily, which means a thrown-out t-shirt could be sitting in a local landfill for years.

Make the smart, sustainable choice this summer and donate any unwanted clothing and other items to Ohio Valley Goodwill instead of throwing them away. Our convenient donation centers make it fast and easy to drop off donations so you can get back to summer fun!

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Go Green with Goodwill!

#2: Give Gently-Used Items a New Life

Donating to Goodwill doesn’t just benefit the planet; it benefits your entire community! After collecting your donations, Goodwill resells them in our retail stores, boutiques, or online at shopgoodwill.com. Goodwill shoppers then purchase these items at fair and affordable prices and give them a new life in a new home. In this way, donating to Goodwill is a way of paying it forward to your neighbors by providing access to quality items at budget-friendly prices!




Graphic with Text: Did you Know? It takes 700+ gallons of water to make a single cotton t-shirt

Reuse, Upcycle, Sustain with Goodwill!

#3: Become a Job Creator

There are several organizations that collect used clothing and household goods, but at Goodwill, your donations go even further. When you donate to Goodwill, you’re actually helping to create jobs and change lives in your community! That’s because the revenue generated from the sale of your donated items helps to fund Goodwill’s job training and services for individuals with disabilities and veterans right here in the Greater Cincinnati area.

If you want to make a lasting, meaningful difference in your local community, donating to Goodwill is your best bet. Once you drop off your donations, we encourage you to step inside our retail stores to browse Goodwill’s massive selection of clothing, home goods, books, toys, and more. Shopping secondhand is a sustainable choice, plus it will go on to support Goodwill’s mission and keep our cycle of success in motion!

Goodwill's cycle of success logo

Goodwill’s Cycle of Success

Donate to Goodwill Today!

Whether you choose to donate in winter, spring, summer, or fall, Ohio Valley Goodwill gladly accepts your donations all year long! By donating to and shopping at Goodwill, you’re taking steps towards a sustainable lifestyle and supporting our social mission at the same time. It’s a win-win for you, your community, and the planet!

Learn more about how to donate to Goodwill and find your nearest donation site today.