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.

HOW TO DONATE:

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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!

Your purchases support the mission of Goodwill.
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 www.nyu.edu/recycling

Your purchases support the mission of Goodwill.
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 http://tinyurl.com/gwtote for all the details, and be sure to stop by your local Goodwill and claim your tote today!

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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 seventhingssunday.eventbrite.com. Also, please note that donations are accepted at all our local Goodwill stores during open hours as well as at this ClosetDash Event.