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Upper Eastsiders! Goodwill NYNJ is going mobile, bringing the convenience of donating to you. Your donation will help Goodwill NYNJ provide support and create jobs for our community.
Giving's Good is a pilot initiative from Goodwill NYNJ operating in the Upper East Side of New York City. During November and December, our brand ambassadors were stationed with pop-up tents and collection bins outside the Lexington Avenue subway stations to collect donations of unwanted goods from commuters. As we move into the winter phase of the pilot, we're now offering doorstep pickup of unwanted clothing and household goods in that area. See below for more details. Our subway brand ambassadors will return to the street in the spring.
It's good to give
Last year, Goodwill NYNJ helped residents divert more than 117 million pounds of usable goods out of landfills. Help us beat that goal this year.
You can donate
- Small household items
Feedback & Tax receipt
If you've made a donation at one of our mobile locations, we'd love to hear your feedback. If you need a receipt for tax purposes, you can also request it here.
Giving's Good UES pilot area
Starting January 2017, we're offering doorstep collection of your donations of clothing and household goods. Our subway station brand ambassadors are hibernating for the winter, we'll be returning to our subway posts in the Spring.
Requirements for pickup
- Your home or office should be located within our pilot area (96th St to 59th St, from Central Park to the East River)
- Have a minimum of two 30 gallon bags to donate
- No large household items such as furniture
- Text GOODWILL DONATE to 56512
About Goodwill NYNJ
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and a member of the network of 164 agencies of Goodwill Industries International, each with a designated region. A social enterprise model, Goodwill NYNJ provides workforce development services, youth and community programs, and retail and business opportunities.
Our 42 retail stores support our mission through the sale of new and slightly used donated goods while providing employment for our core constituency. GoodTemps, our temporary staffing division, places 750 individuals in jobs weekly and serves both private companies and City and State agencies. Our welfare to work services and programs which engage youth in school and the surrounding community provide resources and supports designed to break the cycle of poverty for those facing significant barriers.