Thursday, May 3, 2012

Goodwill Reminds Spring Cleaners to Donate Wares


Goodwill of Central Illinois needs donations of housewares, kitchenwares, linens and toys.

"The weather is getting warmer and we want people to remember Goodwill when they start their spring cleaning,” says Sharon Kott, Goodwill’s Director of Retail. “People usually think of Goodwill when they need to clean out their wardrobe, but Goodwill needs wares too. We consider wares anything that you can’t wear. Goodwill needs these donations to fill our shelves. When folks do their spring cleaning, it’s a great time to gather these items up.”

 “Donations sold by Goodwill help fund our programs and our mission,” says Patty Fuchs, Goodwill’s President and CEO. “The generosity of the people of central Illinois makes what we do possible.”

Goodwill operates nine stores and four donation centers. Donations can be made at stores and donation centers.

Store hours

Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Donation Center hours

Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Goodwill cannot accept major appliances, mattresses, lawn mowers, paints, toxic chemicals and other items. A complete list of these items is available at www.goodwillpeo.org. Donations made to Goodwill are tax deductable.

Goodwill of Central Illinois is a non-profit organization that provides job training, career and vocational services to veterans, individuals and families who are working to better their lives. Revenues from the sale of donated or recycled items support the Vocational Services programs of Goodwill.