Goodwill is a very popular charity and for good reason. They want to make sure that they can make a difference in the lives of as many people as possible, which means they also want to make it easier for people to donated. This is why you may be interested in the new free home pickup service that Goodwill has organized.
What Is the Goodwill New Free Home Pickup Service?
Basically, Goodwill has made sure that they are as accommodating as possible to their donors. To do that, they are now able to pick up donations directly from the door of any donor. This service is provided by professional drivers who will come to a donor's home and take any items that are being donated. Furthermore, they can create an itemized receipt on the spot that can be used for tax purposes, as donations can be deducted from your income tax.
How Does the New Free Home Pickup Service Work?
Basically, different Goodwill Industries now pick up donations within their geographical region. It is important that you check, therefore, whether your local Goodwill offers this service. While it is expected that all of them will soon provide the service, not each chapter has been able to find a driving service yet.
It is also important to remember that Goodwill cannot accept every single item. Generally speaking, what is and is not acceptable is down to the manager's discretion. That being said, they will take virtually everything, including furniture that is almost completely broken, used paint, and even disassembled VCRs, to name but a few. However, due to certain rules and regulations, they must be careful with some items, including baby and infant furniture and toys, for instance.
Some Goodwill stores also list their unacceptable items on their website. Do remember, however, that just because one Goodwill store doesn't accept certain items, it does not necessarily mean that none of them will accept those items. Most importantly Goodwill wants people to know just how grateful and appreciative they are for any item that is donated, and that this truly helps the people who need it the most. That being said, most Goodwill stores will decline items that have a very low turnover, or that are beyond repair, although some will accept those because they have contracts with salvage companies.
If you have contacted your local Goodwill store, they will provide you with further details in terms of what can and cannot be donated over the telephone. They will then also arrange a suitable time and date for the pickup at that time. It is important that you are present when the driver arrives for pickup. No fee is charged for this service at all.
When you support Goodwill through donations, you are making a difference in the lives of people who truly need it. Goodwill provides training and entries to employment for people who would otherwise struggle to become or remain contributing members of society. The fact that you can help with this while at the same time getting rid of unwanted items is a welcome bonus.