Donations to Goodwill Help Provide Job Training #DonateStuffCreateJobs

For the past few years so many people have struggled with unemployment, including myself. While it was my choice to leave my job to be there for my son, I still struggle with finding a new job now that I'm ready to return to the workforce.

During my own job search, I saw many jobs openings but I didn't have the skills required for a match. While this can be frustrating it's a hard reality that job seekers, like myself, need to find job training programs that can help build our skills to match job openings.

Donations to Goodwill Helps Provide Jobs Training and Support

Thankfully organizations like Goodwill help job seekers through their job training programs and employment placement services.
Did you know that donating one bag of clothing and one bag of books can equal up to 2.3 hours of on-the-job training for someone in the community? Add to that a used lamp, a dusty computer and perhaps a box of DVDs and CDs, and that number nearly doubles to 5.2 hours.

A simple item donated to Goodwill can help provide job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face other challenges to finding employment. In fact, Goodwill is the leading nonprofit provider of job training programs and career services in the United States and Canada.

To learn more, watch this New Ad Council and Goodwill PSA to learn about the job creator service.

As you can see the simple act of clearing up your home and donating to Goodwill can have a major impact in another person's life. To see how many hours of service programs your donation could create in their communities, use Goodwill’s Donation Impact Calculator.

To find stores, headquarters, job training centers and donation sites near you, visit

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