Why Donate To Goodwill

At Goodwill of Chattanooga, we believe that when people go to work it improves lives, strengthens families and communities, and energizes the economy. When you donate clothing, electronics, household goods and other items, you can be sure that more than 85 cents of every dollar sold through our stores goes directly to supporting our mission of changing lives through the power of work.  We’ve embraced the philosophy of a “hand up, not a handout” since 1923, and we’re a part of a larger organization that has lived out that principle for more than a century.

You can also feel good knowing that you’re helping the planet.  Goodwill is an environmental pioneer and social innovator in the “reduce, reuse, repurpose” practice. Goodwill reduces textiles’ contribution to global pollution by promoting clothing reuse and recycling garments that aren’t purchased.  Collectively, Goodwill Industries redirects 4.6 billion pounds from landfills each year.