Donations – Less than two percent of donated items are sent to local landfills
Your donations fuel the Sustainability Cycle, giving new life to “old” items you no longer need, use, or want. Goodwill collects gently used clothes, electronics and household goods, and sells them in our retail thrift stores to create job placement and training programs, helping many people in Central Florida gain meaningful employment and the tools to reach their goals.
Sustainable Shopping – Choose secondhand first
By shopping at Goodwill Industries of Central Florida this spring, you can give someone in your community and your wardrobe a fresh start. When you shop at one of the more than 30 Goodwill stores in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia county, you help Goodwill create local job training and employment placement opportunities and other community-based programs and partnerships.
If items donated to Goodwill are not purchased in one of our retail stores, the move onto next step in the Sustainability Cycle – the Outlets. Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has two outlet centers located in Orange County. Textiles, furniture, shoes, children’s toys, and more can be found at the Outlets, and are sold by the pound.
Aftermarket and Salvage Operations – Global impact
Textiles and other items that do not sell at the Goodwill outlet stores are still destined for something greater. These materials are compacted into bales, weighing as much as 1,000 pounds, and through more than 75 Aftermarket and Salvage partners, sent to South America, Africa, and Asia to be repurposed.