Give Twice by Holiday Shopping at Goodwill®

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Green Monday is a Great Time to Give a Present and Create a Job

One of the biggest days of the shopping season is Green Monday — the second Monday in December. For many shoppers, it’s the final day they can make online purchases and still qualify for free shipping. Many shoppers are feeling the time pinch this year given the relatively few days in the holiday shopping season. Because of that, retail analysts have been forecasting strong growth in online sales.

When people purchase holiday gifts from Goodwill, it’s actually giving twice. Not only are they buying gifts for loved ones, but they’re also making it possible for someone to find a job. That is because Goodwill funds its job training services through the items that it sells online and in its stores. When shoppers get gifts for family and friends at Goodwill, they’re helping to provide training or other resources for someone who is looking for a job.

There is also a third way to make this holiday season special. Individuals and families can donate clothing and household items to Goodwill that others may want to buy, because 82 percent of all sales will go to fund Goodwill’s job training, employment placement and other services.

“At Goodwill, we truly believe that it feels good to give back,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “And what better time to do that than during the Season of Giving? Our stores are open throughout the holiday season. Contact 1-800-GOODWILL or visit to find the store hours nearest you.”

Even if shoppers are unable to get all their purchases made before Green Monday, Goodwill is still a great option for holiday shopping needs.

It feels good to give a present and create jobs this holiday season.

Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with affiliates in 13 other countries. Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 2,700 stores and online at®. Goodwill also builds revenue and creates jobs by contracting with businesses and government agencies to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2012, more than 6.7 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill’s career services. Goodwill channels 82 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services.

To find a Goodwill location near you, use the online locator at, or call (800) GOODWILL. Follow us on Twitter:@GoodwillIntl, and find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl.

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Lauren Lawson-Zilai