Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Heart to Heart: Real Talk About How Goodwill Changes Lives

Have you ever stopped to think about how you can show love for your neighbors with your simple, everyday actions? When you shop or donate to Goodwill, you’re showing you care. Want to know how?

Here are just a few examples of how you make a difference through Ohio Valley Goodwill:

Outside of Goodwill Retail Store
Goodwill Retail Store
  • Affordable Goods: Goodwill thrift stores sell gently used (and sometimes even brand-new!) donated items at a discounted price. It’s a shopping option that gives people affordable access to things they need, like clothing and household goods.
  • Love for Our Planet: Goodwill donations keep items out of the landfill, and when you buy a thrifted item, you’re helping to curb the greenhouse emissions and other pollutants that occur with the manufacturing of new items. Ohio Valley Goodwill also responsibly recycles donations that can’t be resold, helping to keep our planet beautiful.    
  • Job Skills Training & Placement: Your generous support of Goodwill, whether it’s through donations or shopping at our thrift stores, makes our job skills training and job placement services possible. Thanks to your support, Ohio Valley Goodwill is able to help individuals with disabilities ““ plus veterans and other job seekers ““empower themselves and enjoy the fulfillment of meaningful work!
  • A Sense of Belonging: We all want to feel like we’re a part of something, don’t we? Psychologists have actually found it’s a basic human need. Often times it’s more difficult for people with disabilities to find a place where they feel they belong. Through essential job skills training, job placement, and other employment services, Ohio Valley Goodwill creates an environment that is inclusive and unique to individuals with disabilities. We also help employers create and maintain their own inclusive workplaces.
  • Self-Confidence Building: It’s an amazing feeling to help build people up through the power of work. When you support Goodwill, you do just that! Jobs provide a sense of self-worth, accomplishment, and confidence. It’s easy to underestimate how those feelings can change a life.For the individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment who we serve, it’s a game-changer.
Graphic: Donate and Shop. Change a Life.
Donate and Shop. Change a Life.

The Difference We Make Together

Now that you know how simple decisions can change the course of someone’s future, make plans to support the Goodwill mission and spread love and kindness to neighbors right here in your community. 

It’s easy to make an impact. Find your nearest Goodwill thrift store and make a shopping trip you can feel good about, or make a difference by donating items you don’t need instead of throwing them away. At Ohio Valley Goodwill, we’re more than retail stores and donation sites. We change lives. And so can you!