Many people take the time to donate to those less fortunate this time of year, and Goodwill is encouraging donors to give certain items to help the organization give back to the community year round.
"In a season when many of us are focused on gift buying, many Americans are also just as interested in giving back," Shannon Halverson of Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois said. "Even if funds are tight, people can give back by donating gently used items to Goodwill. We take everything from unwanted holiday sweaters to computers and laptops—even gift cards. At Goodwill, we turn these items into something very real: job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others who face challengers to finding employment."
Goodwill is asking for the following items:
To find a donation center near you, visit www.goodwillni.org.