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The Life of a Donation

Whether you’re a donor or a shopper, you may be curious about what the lifecycle of a donated item looks like. In this video, we follow a donation from the time it leaves a donor’s hand until it’s either sold or processed for recycling. That’s right — donating is recycling whether or not your donation is sold! We achieved 90% of our Zero Waste Goal by diverting 80 million pounds from landfills last year. Let’s keep going green this Earth Month and beyond! Find your nearest Goodwill location or schedule a donation pickup here.

Incendiary Device Detonated at Central Texas Goodwill Not Linked to Recent Austin Bombings

Yesterday, the Austin Police Department (APD) was called to the Goodwill Central Texas Brodie Store to investigate a possible explosion in relation to a recent spate of bombings in the Central Texas area. Upon further investigation, it was determined by APD that the event at Brodie was not related to the recent bombings around Austin, but instead the detonation of an expired military artillery simulator that was donated to the store.

Throw Your Own Buzz-Worthy Oscar Watch Party with Goodwill!

It’s Oscar Season and the internet is abuzz with award fever. What better way to celebrate the Academy Awards than host your own “Watch Party.” We’re not suggesting you open a bag of chips and salsa and call it a party. We’re saying with a little planning, a little imagination, and a little help from Goodwill, YOU’LL be what all the buzz is about!