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Got Books? Donate them to Goodwill.

That’s right friends, you heard me.  Spring is clean up time and that also applies to your bookshelves. While I strongly believe you can never have enough books, I also believe that books need to be shared and loved. So, if you’ve got books on your self that are just collecting dust, why not donate them?

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Do you know what happens when you donate to Goodwill? Goodwill hires people to sort through the stuff you donated. Do you know what that’s called? Jobs. Jobs for people.  Jobs for people who need to work.

Wanna see how it works? Click here.  What I did is enter the number of each item that I collected to be donated and the calculator tells you how many hours of work that my stuff can create for someone!

Here’s a collage of some of the items I’m donating:

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See that? Let me explain the photo. On the left is a stack of preschool teaching books I’ve acquired over the years. I’m not teaching anymore and don’t need them.  The upper left photo is the shelf that is now empty due to my spring cleaning.  The bottom right photo is what the back of my car looks like on the way to Goodwill.  See all of those bags filled with clothes that shrunk in the closet?  According to the donation calculator I’ve helped create approximately 4 hours of work for someone, WOOT! That’s like half a day!!

Now, here’s why spring cleaning is necessary:

  • Decluttering is good for the soul
  • You’ll find clothes that don’t fit anymore
  • You’ll make room for new things
  • Even though those pants are too small on you, they might be the right size for someone else

and finally, most importantly

  • Books are meant to be shared. I know your kids loved their Transformers book but if they’re reading Divergent now, maybe there’s a little guy someone who could benefit from a Transformers book too!

Get it? Got it?

Good.

Donate Stuff. Create Jobs.

 

This post was made possible through the support of Goodwill. All opinions are my own.

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Donate Your Old Books & Create Jobs at Goodwill #DonateStuffCreateJobs

Friends, here’s a little Public Service Announcement and something I feel very strongly about: Goodwill.  Now don’t laugh:

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 your 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.
Donating to Goodwill and other agencies is important to me for many reasons:
  1. It’s green! You recycle your old stuff by letting someone else use it.  This saves the planet and I like this planet; it’s where I keep my books.
  2. You can buy books (donated by someone else) for dirt cheap, like a quarter! This is how I’ve developed the world’s largest Harry Potter collection.
  3. It helps people work. People who might not otherwise be gainfully employed learn work skills, contribute to society, and generally feel better about themselves.  What’s more important than that?

Nothing is.  That’s why Goodwill is so important. The things we take for granted might be life changing to someone else.  Check out this great video:

Now, I might not have had a keytar (keyboard + guitar) from the 80s, but did you notice that there were plenty of books in each video clip?  There’s something for everyone at Goodwill!

So what are you waiting for? Dig out those old Babysitter Club books and romance novel s(you know the ones with all the pages containing the good scenes folded over) and whatever else is just cluttering up your home (and my planet) and drop that stuff off at Goodwill.

Click here to enter your zip code to find a Goodwill near you.

What have YOU donated recently?