Other Giving

Gifts of Stocks or Securities

For more information on donating stocks or securities, please contact Traci Berry, CFRE, Chief Learning & Engagement Officer, at 512.748.1049 or e-mail donate@goodwillcentraltexas.org.

In Memoriam Gifts

Join the Edgar J. Helms Legacy Society – an extraordinary group of individuals who have remembered Goodwill Central Texas in their will, trust, or other planned gifts.

Goodwill Industries was founded in 1902 in Boston, Massachusetts by Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister and early social innovator. Helms collected used household goods and clothing in wealthier areas of the city, then trained and hired those who were struggling and unemployed to mend and repair the used goods. The goods were then resold or were given to the people who repaired them. The system worked, and the Goodwill philosophy of "a hand up, not a hand out" was born. The Edgar J. Helms Legacy Society carries on his legacy through yours.

To get complete information on remembering Goodwill Central Texas through your will, trust, or other planned gifts, please contact Traci Berry, CFRE, Chief Learning & Engagement Officer, at  traci.berry@goodwillcentraltexas.org or call 512.748.1049.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are a great way to DOUBLE and sometimes even triple your impact. Many companies and organizations recognize the good work their employees do in the community by matching their employees’ charitable contributions to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations.

To begin your matching gift, make a financial contribution to Goodwill Central Texas; then check with your company about matching. Every company process is different, but most require employees to submit a form requesting the match. If your employer requires documentation or action from Goodwill Central Texas in order to complete the matching gift, please call our Donor Relations and Information Manager, Claire Mathias, at 512.637.7556 or email Claire.Mathias@goodwillcentraltexas.org.

Goodwill Industries of Central Texas is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation, Federal Tax ID #1-74-1322808-5, and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were exchanged in consideration of your gift. Consult your tax professional for further advice on how this gift may impact your personal tax situation.

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