As we begin our celebration of Earth Week, we want to personally thank YOU, our amazing shoppers and donors, for helping us make a positive environmental impact in our communities.
Despite our brief shutdown due to COVID-19 in 2020, we were able to keep over 139 MILLION pounds of materials out of landfills.
When you donate or shop secondhand with Goodwill, you prevent one more item from being thrown away and help the environment in multiple ways.
Here's a few other important ways Goodwill helped sustain the health of our environment in 2020:
- 139,292,515 pounds of material were kept out of landfills through your generous donations.
- 35,677,765 items were given a second chance through sales at our Goodwill Store & Donation Centers.
- 874,595 pounds of materials were sold and repurposed at the Goodwill Outlet.
- 464,304 items found new homes through online sales.