Goodwill - Cleaning With a Purpose

Through my passion of social media and technology, I've been able to show people how to live a savvy life. When we talk 'savvy', what does that mean to you? To be savvy is to be knowledgeable in the realities of life. One major reality is that there are people with disabilities and disadvantages directly in your community who need assistance with career counseling, on-the-job training, resume preparation, financial planning classes, and other services.


So how do you help? You might think it’s a major lift, but the reality is, it is quite simple. Take a few minutes and take inventory of all of the household items you no longer use. You know what I am talking about, the stuff that is just sitting there gathering dust. Gather up those items, bag them up, and drive them to your local Goodwill!

There’s never a bad time to clear the clutter out of your home or garage or to do a wardrobe purge.  When you donate your stuff to Goodwill, the revenue from the sale of your donations helps fund job training and placement opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages directly in your community. That’s cleaning with a purpose.

Crazy how easy it is, right? Thanks to the programs and support services made possible by donations of clothes and household items, more than 261,000 people earned jobs in 2013 – that’s one person finding a job every 27 seconds of every business day. So you’re literally donating your stuff AND helping to create jobs. You can even calculate how much your donation helps your local community by using Goodwill’s Donation Impact Calculator. Simply input the items you’re donating to calculate the number of hours of career counseling, on-the-job training, résumé preparation and other services you’ve helped provide.

As I am sure you already know, technology, social media and sharing makes a HUGE impact! So, I am challenging you to share your “haul” with me on social media, and challenge others to do the same! Share your video or photo that shares what you plan to donate instead using #DonateStuffCreateJobs. Share with me on Instagram (@stephanie.carls) and Twitter (@stephelisecarls).

Anna Kendrick has taken the challenge, will you?

**This post is sponsored**