Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

3 Ways You Can Give the Gift of Confidence with Goodwill

There’s no better feeling than a sense of purpose. It’s what drives us forward and fulfills our lives. Humans thrive when they feel like they belong.

That’s what Goodwill strives to provide. Our mission is to ensure we all experience belonging and confidence in who we are. We do that through the power of work, providing job skills training and employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans.

As we wrap up this holiday season and look to the new year, you can give back by supporting Goodwill’s services, which connect us all and strengthen our community. Here are a few ways to do that:

Green home decor from Goodwill
Green home decor from Goodwill

#1: Donate Household Items

Donating items you no longer need to Goodwill is quick and simple, but have you ever wondered how your donation translates to helping others? The donations we gather at your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill Donation Center are sorted. Items that cannot be resold are recycled whenever possible, and those items that have life left in them are priced for sale at a Goodwill thrift store in the Cincinnati area. That means your gift stays here! We use the proceeds from sales made at our thrift stores to fund our many employment-focused services.

baby clothes from Goodwill
Baby clothes from Goodwill

#2: Shop at Goodwill

Ohio Valley Goodwill offers nearly 20 retail stores located throughout the Greater Cincinnati area, so there’s bound to be a location near you! Our stores stock new and unique items daily, so shopping here is always a new experience. When you make a purchase at an Ohio Valley Goodwill store, you’re helping to power our mission to empower through employment!

Finger pressing on phone with "Donate" on screen.
Donate to Goodwill!

#3: Give a Financial Gift

We appreciate all forms of giving, so if you prefer to make a direct financial donation, we’ve made that easy too! You can give a monetary donation online, and directly support Goodwill’s services.  Your gift allows us to connect individuals with the right employment opportunity for them, opening a world of possibilities!

Give the Ultimate Holiday Gift with Goodwill

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries is part of the world’s largest and most successful network providing employment and training services to individuals with disabilities and veterans. In 2022, we served nearly 2,000 individuals in our region!

No matter how you give to Goodwill, your support is making a direct impact on others. Your generosity provides the tools they need to find confidence, independence, and fulfillment through employment. Give back before the end of the year! Find your nearest Goodwill Donation Center to drop off household items, do some last-minute shopping at an area Ohio Valley Goodwill Thrift store, or make a financial donation. Your generosity will help others to start strong in the new year.