Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc. announced recently in a press release that the nonprofit will open a new attended donation center in a 1,410 sq. ft. leased space located at Western Center Plaza – 2901 Western Center Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76131 on May 1, 2018.
Goodwill relies on the sale of donated items such as gently used clothing, furniture and other household goods, to fund its mission – to provide jobs and job training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment such as homelessness, lack of education or work experience and our veterans.
“After you drop off your shirts, shoes, furniture, electronics and other items, we sell them in one of our 23 local Goodwill stores, on our Amazon bookstore, or on our online auction site, shopgoodwill.com,” said David Cox, President & CEO, in a press release. “The revenue generated from the sale of these donated goods goes to support job training programs for individuals with disabilities, the homeless, veterans, at-risk youth and other disadvantaged populations.”
Last year, 608,456 donors gave 40,766,552 pounds of items to Goodwill Fort Worth, and in turn the nonprofit was able to touch the lives of 9,994 people through job placement and job training programs. In addition, since 2011 Goodwill has helped divert more than 82,685 tons of items from ending up in landfills.
ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF FORT WORTH, INC.
Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.
Goodwill Fort Worth’s 23 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission – job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information, visit the organization’s website.