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Put your financial donation to work in your community.

How You Can Help

Are you interested in helping individuals with disabilities or disadvantages in your community? Would you like to know how your donations truly can make an impact? We have it all laid out right here for you! All you need to do is choose which way is right for you.

Why Donate to Goodwill

Since 1919, Goodwill Industries of Metropolitan Chicago has been supporting individuals through the transforming power of work. Every year we help people build crucial job skills through job preparation workshops, career exploration tools, assistance with resume development, and interview preparation. Additionally, Goodwill helps individuals with disabilities or disadvantages build the skills and independence needed to be successful in employment and be an active part of the community. 

Ways to Donate


You can be sure that when you give to Goodwill your financial contribution will be put to good use helping fund our programs and services for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages. 

How-You-Can-Help-DonateDonate Household Items

Support Goodwill through donations of household items and clothing. Donations from the community are the lifeblood of Goodwill Store & Donation Centers and the sale of those donated items funds our mission. 


Goodwill Industries Volunteer Services (GIVS) is a group of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time and skills in support of Goodwill’s mission. Volunteer today!

Where Your Money Goes

Goodwill prides itself on being a good steward of resources given to us by our donors. Financial contributions play an important role in our ability to carry out our mission and provide access to programs and services that prepare individuals for today’s workforce. In metro Chicago, one way donations are used is to fund our Workforce Connection Centers(WCC). Learn about how the WCC assisted one individual.