Goodwill coming to Voorhees Township

A new Goodwill location will open in Voorhees at the beginning of next month

Cosmetic renovations are underway at Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia’s newest Donation Center located at 476 Centennial Blvd., #17 in Voorhees Township. The new site will open Friday, Feb. 1.

With the impending opening, local residents will have a convenient place to donate their gently-used clothing, accessories, household goods, toys, books, computers, home medical equipment and other underused items.

As a nonprofit, community-based organization, Goodwill uses revenue from the sale of donated items to fund its mission of helping prepare local residents with disabilities and disadvantages for competitive employment.

For example, in neighboring Stratford, Goodwill operates The Helms Academy. Here, adults 18 years of age and older can earn their high school diploma 100 percent tuition free while simultaneously earning college credits from collegiate partners such as Camden County College.

“Goodwill is excited to become a part of the Voorhees community. By giving residents a convenient place to donate, we are confident that we can also help the township enhance its recycling and sustainability efforts,” said Mark B. Boyd, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & Philadelphia.

Goodwill’s Donation Center will be open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

A courteous Goodwill donor services attendant will staff it. Goodwill’s computerized donation kiosk will enable donors to create customized receipts for tax purposes. In addition, through Goodwill’s I-Donate software, donors can track their giving 24–7 online at www.goodwillnj.org and generate reports detailing their donation history in case individual receipts are lost or misplaced.

Because Goodwill operates 20 plus local retail stores, 100 percent of all gently used donations directly benefit its mission-based programs. Many charities that collect donated goods through home pick-ups and unattended donation boxes receive a mere four to six percent of the actual value of donations. Goodwill always advises checking Guidestar and other philanthropic watchdog websites to ensure donations are fully supporting a cause in your community.

Founded in 1948, Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey is a nonprofit, community-based organization. Its mission is to put people with special needs to work. Revenues from the sale of donated items in Goodwill’s 20+ area retail stores fund job training and career services that prepare individuals with disabilities or disadvantages for competitive employment in the community while contributing to America’s recycling efforts. For more information, please call (856) 439–0200 or visit www.goodwillnj.org.