Goodwill helping community with huge number of donations

Goodwill Industries of South Texas
Goodwill Industries of South Texas
Posted at 10:45 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 11:57:00-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Goodwill Industries of South Texas has been busy since reopening its 19 stores.

Since reopening Goodwill has helped so many in our community thanks to an overwhelming amount of donations.

Since Goodwill stores reopened in early May, more than 50,000 donors have dropped off what they no longer need.

“What is great is that people did clean out their closets during this stay-at-home orders, and when we were finally ready to open our doors, the donors in the community came out and donated items to Goodwill,” said Goodwill Vice President of Marketing and Fund Development Marjorie Boudreaux.

After months of not being able to accept them, Goodwill has been working overtime to keep up with all the donations.

“And to put that into perspective, all of our donation stations are filled with donations, and we also have three warehouses throughout South Texas, and those are also filled full of donations,” said Boudreaux.

These services are especially important for families who have been struggling financially during this pandemic.

“Thrifting at Goodwill is fun, and it is a budget saver, and we would like to think it is a one-stop shopping. So you can shop for the whole family, you can find clothes, you can find household items, and you can also find furniture,” said Boudreaux.

Goodwill asked people who drop off donations to separate their items into several categories: clothings and linens, shoes and accessories, electronics and appliances, housewares, books and media and a miscellaneous category.

Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.