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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.


The holidays are a time for giving back. That’s why we want to remind you that there are many ways to give back to your community when you DONATE to Goodwill. Take a look at our Twelve Days of Giving and learn twelve different ways to donate to Goodwill and change a life this holiday season.

22nd Annual Hall of Honor

Goodwill Honors Outstanding Achievement

Each year, Goodwill Central Texas honors people in our community who are transforming their lives through education and work. This year, at our 22nd Annual Hall of Honor, we celebrated six outstanding individuals in our community and a dedicated business partner who exemplifies our mission of generating lifelong connections to work. The Grand Ballroom at The JW Marriott was filled with 600 attendees, joining us to honor our 2017 inductees, and what a great success!