Saving the Earth

Reduce your ecological footprint

Shopping at Goodwill is more than a fashion statement or a smart choice for your wallet – it’s a social and environmental statement that truly makes a difference. We not only empower over 13,000 people per year through job training and employment opportunities, our programs are also helping save the planet.

In 2015, we diverted 70,000 tons of clothing and household items from ending up in local landfills. Most of these items were bought at local Goodwill stores and given a second life. The 4,000 tons of merchandise that didn’t sell was salvaged.

By shopping at Goodwill, you are also reducing the need for valuable natural resources in the production of new fabrics. To grow the cotton required to make a new cotton t-shirt and pair of jeans takes over 5,000 gallons of water, but by choosing to buy secondhand, you reduce that number to zero.

We are proud to do our part in reducing our community’s environmental impact.

Ready to join us? It’s easy to help reduce waste in your community.