Shyp Collects Donations for Goodwill NYNJ

BannerStarting this Monday, July 13, Shyp will make donating to Goodwill NYNJ much easier!

For a whole month, you can donate for FREE. Shyp partnered up with your local Goodwill to take the hassle out of donating. You can donate as many times as you want from July 13 through August 13.

Select Goodwill as the recipient at the Shyp app and there will be no $5 pickup fee. It only takes a minute to click and Shyp will be there in 20 minutes to do the rest for you.

With the help of Shyp, Goodwill will turn your donations into jobs and job training services for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment who live in your community.



Download Shyp app to get started
open the Shyp app
add a shipment
select Goodwill
take a photo of your donations
and request a pickup.

*Please limit your donations to clothes, personal items, and things that can fit in the back seat of a four door car. Our couriers will not be able to pick up oversized items. Shyp will accept two 13 gallon bags.

Thank you for your donation!

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To learn how we serve the community, please read our industry blog Where The Goodwill Goes


NYU Holds 7th Successful Drive for Goodwill

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New York University’s seventh annual “Green Apple Move Out” (GAMO) collection project for NYU Residence Halls has been a huge success so far. Students moving out this spring are able to drop off their unwanted and gently used items at designated bins for collection and donation to Goodwill NY-NJ up until May 29th. This year we have placed bins in 17 dorms throughout the campus.

Since 2008, we have collected nearly 400,000 pounds of reusable goods. This equals roughly $920,000 and with that we are able to provide Robotics workshops for elementary children, adaptive technology to train individuals who are visually impaired, art supplies for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, social and safety skills training for individuals with autism, interview clothing for job-seekers and more.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to NYU and students both past and present. Not only are you improving your future and environment, through your donations you are helping to improve the present for so many in our community.

For more information on NYU-GAMO, come visit

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To learn how we serve the community, please read our industry blog Where The Goodwill Goes

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Where Can I Donate My Car? At Goodwill, Of Course!

We all know Goodwill is great for your no-longer-needed clothing and household items, but for your no-longer-needed cars? You betcha!

Time for a new car - or no car at all? We'd be happy to accept your no-longer-needed vehicle. You'll get a tax receipt and incredible karma. We'll get a chance to change lives.
Time for a new car – or no car at all? We’d be happy to accept your no-longer-needed vehicle. You’ll get a tax receipt and incredible karma. We’ll get a chance to change lives.

Here at Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc., we accept vehicles and turn them into job opportunities, resume classes, veterans programs and more just like we do with all your other donations.

You’re probably wondering how this works. To help answer your questions, Newsday recently published an article all about it. Take a look, then chime in with your own questions and feedback in the comments section below.

Happy donating, all!

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GoodwillNyNj & Jenna of All Thrifty States

Jenna’s All Thrifty States: A Visual Journey through America’s Collective Closets is a photo project and upcoming book that takes an investigative look into the significance of second-hand shopping, and how consumers’ purchases of previously used items can be not only a choice that is healthy for the planet, but an answer to the consumerism that has pushed Americans’ spending habits to the max.

Last month in the midst of her road trip, Jenna stopped by two of our GoodwillNyNj stores: the Troy Goodwill upstate and the Goodwill Boutique in Greenwich Village, NYC.

What have you seen in your local Goodwill? Do you think it reflects your town? Tell us here in the comments, over on Facebook or via Twitter – we’d love to hear your thoughts!

Today’s the Last Day to Get Your Free GoodwillNyNj Tote!

Today is the last day to collect your free tote when you donate to Goodwill in April! Just visit for all the details, and be sure to stop by your local Goodwill and claim your tote today!


Film Biz Recycling, Warner Bros., Goodwill & “Gossip Girl”

Looking for your 15-minutes of fame? It might just be in your local GoodwillNyNj store!

From "Gossip Girl" set to GoodwillNyNj store, you never know what you'll find when you go Goodwill Hunting!
From “Gossip Girl” set to GoodwillNyNj store, you never know what you’ll find when you go Goodwill Hunting – especially when Film Biz Recycling’s involved!

That’s right: you might just spot an outfit from your favorite film or TV series on a Goodwill rack. Our latest famous haul? Donations from the hit Warner Bros. show “Gossip Girl.”

Through the fantastic nonprofit Film Biz Recycling, these famous items find their way into our stores. Late last year, Film Biz gathered up the “Gossip Girl” goods and brought them over to the Livingston Street Goodwill in Brooklyn to donate clothing given to them by Warner Bros. Take a look at this great video all about the journey:

Thank you to Film Biz Recycling for facilitating the donation from Warner Bros. – and thank you to our donors and shoppers who keep Goodwill going strong! You’re all superstars to us, you know, changing lives and spreading hope to people everyday.

Why Did I Buy That??: #SevenThingsSunday & GoodwillNyNj

This Sunday, we’re teaming up with a new New York City venture, ClosetDash Shop, to promote reuse, community and smarter consumerism.

ClosetDash Shop’s #SevenThingsSunday will raise awareness about where Goodwill donations end up, while also providing a chance for local residents to meet one another and lend support in decluttering our lives.

Come RSVP and join us if you happen to be in the NY area – it’d be a pleasure to see you and your Why-Did-I-Buy-That?? donations!

For more information and tickets, please visit Also, please note that donations are accepted at all our local Goodwill stores during open hours as well as at this ClosetDash Event.

Second-Hand Shopping & Donating in College: A Post by ClosetDash’s Brae

We’re delighted to announce that along with our recent alliance with College Hunks Hauling, we’ll also be working with the incredibly useful online community ClosetDash, helping you find your no-longer-neededs to a fantastic new home.

If you join ClosetDash, one of the option you’ll have (along with selling, swapping or giving away your clothes) is to donate those items to Goodwill. We’re honored to be one of a select group of non-profits ClosetDash has chosen for this role.

As part of our friendship with the new site, we’ve invited their team-member Brae to share about second-hand shopping (and donating) as a part of college life. Hope you enjoy!

Buying and selling second-hand items and shopping at thrift stores have become increasingly en vogue lately. While this is true for many different types of consumers, today’s blog post will focus on one particular type of consumer for which this is true – today’s college students. College students are always on the lookout for good deals on unique items which naturally leads them to thrift stores and swapping.

Like many others across the country, the economic downturn has impacted the purchasing power of the average college student but hasn’t deterred their desire to remain fashionable. Enter thrifting or swapping.

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Goodwill Signs on for Priority Pickup Service With College Hunks Hauling

Great news, Goodwill donators! Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey has contracted with College Hunks Hauling to offer priority donation pickups in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Northern New Jersey. The agreement provides an option for donors who require home pickups and are willing to pay a fee.

Goodwill has teamed up with College Hunks Hauling to make donating your no-longer-neededs even easier!

Available from July 1, the service offers pickups within 48 hours and delivery of donations to Goodwill, which will supply a tax receipt. College Hunks Hauling is prepared to remove items from anywhere on the property. Along with items that Goodwill accepts, the hauler will remove junk and items Goodwill does not take, which will be recycled or brought to another nonprofit where possible.

This priority service charges a fee but includes additional benefits such as the removal of items from anywhere inside your property, as well as the removal of items Goodwill cannot accept. Donors will receive a discount off the regular pricing. Your donation is still tax-deductible when using our 48hour priority service.

For more information or a free quote, call 800-785-9679 or go online to

Meet Clutter Diet’s Lorie Marrero at NYC’s Goodwill Boutique Today!

Today’s the day! Join us at the Goodwill Boutique (44 West 8th Street, NYC) at 3pm to meet Lorie Marrero, Goodwill Industries International spokesperson and founder of The Clutter Diet, dedicated to helping you streamline and declutter your closet/office/life.

From tax drawer clutter to bursting wardrobes, Lorie's an expert on what to keep and what to let go - and she's ready to share her best secrets with you today, Thursday, April 11th at NYC's Goodwill Boutique!

We’ll have books to sign and give away and an opportunity for you to ask Lorie any Spring Cleaning questions you might have. Expect great tips and a revived spirit ready to tackle the overflowing dressers and drawers back home. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Meet and Greet with Lorie Marrero, The Clutter Diet

Spring Cleaning & Organization Expert

Thursday, April 12th at 3pm at the Goodwill Village Boutique

44 West 8th Street (between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 477-7024

Hope to see you there! And don’t forget our big Outdoor Furniture and Cushion Sale this weekend – plus EIGHT window sales (!)  – all listed after the break. Just click more to read ’em….:

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