700+ gallons of water are used to make a single cotton t-shirt

Thrifting makes a huge impact – and not just on your budget. When you donate your unwanted, but still usable items, and shop secondhand, your thoughtful decision creates a more sustainable present and future for generations to come.

Since Goodwill®’s founding in 1902, Goodwill has been environmentally and socially responsible through the collection of donations and the resale of these items in Goodwill retail stores, Outlet centers, and aftermarket partnerships.

Locally, sustainability has been at the heart of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida. As an entrepreneurial leader, sustainability pioneer, and social innovator following the reduce, reuse, repurpose practice, we remain committed to our position as the preeminent recyclers in the community.

In 2021, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida diverted more than 18.7 million pounds of textiles and other materials from local landfills – all because of your generosity. Thank you for your donations and your patronage at Goodwill.

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