The Goodwill Impact Centre
Your Donations Change Albertans’ Lives
The Amazing Goodwill Impact Centre and Outlet Store gives donated items a second chance at finding a new home. A new beginning. This facility consolidates many of its Edmonton and area operations, centralizing recycling efforts and reducing waste, providing extra value to our shoppers and donors. This operation furthers our efforts to connect Albertans with disabilities to meaningful employment.
It is also home to programs such as You Can Ride 2 and Alberta Reads, connecting with volunteers from other nonprofits, working towards supporting Albertans with disabilities.
“Just driving up to it you get a sense of the scale of what’s already happening and even more exciting the scale of what’s possible here. I’m a huge believer of social enterprise and this is industrial scale social enterprise which is fantastic to see.”
Mayor of Edmonton
Are you a bargain hunter, or an upcycler? Overlooked treasures from their Edmonton region thrift stores are sent here, giving items a second chance at a new home. This facility allows you to hunt for various items through bins brought out by our staff and pay by the pound or at discounted prices. An ideal shopping experience for those looking for great finds at an even better price!
At the outlet store you can find everything from electronics, to furniture, to books, to overlooked clothing and accessories.
If you’re refurnishing on a budget or looking for that perfect DIY piece, look no further! The 3,000 square foot furniture outlet concentrates Goodwill’s furniture offerings in one convenient location.
If you are looking for a great deal, or if you a crafter, upcycler, woodworker and project-lover!
The Impact Centre accepts new and gently used clothing and household goods.
When you donate to Goodwill Industries of Alberta, you support programs that connect Albertans with disabilities to meaningful employment.
Our nonprofit is one of the largest employers of Albertans with disabilities. We work hard to turn your donations of new and gently-used clothing and household items into job opportunities. We do this by sorting your donations and selling them in our thrift stores. 88.7% of all revenues support employment programs for Albertans with disabilities.
Donations Help the Environment
When you donate to Goodwill, you not only support your community, but you also do good for the environment. Donating ensures that your items aren’t thrown away in landfills; instead, they are re-sold in our thrift stores to people who can use them.
Commercial Services is a division of Goodwill that provides innovative and cost-saving services for companies like yours. We provide solutions in packaging, assembly, and light manufacturing.
Commercial Services is a center-based, inclusive place of employment for Albertans with disabilities.
By outsourcing to Goodwill’s Commercial Services division, businesses, non-profits, and municipalities can save money, time and space on assembly, packaging and sorting.
Our service experience include:
- Mail Assembly
- Folding and Labeling
- Counting and packaging materials, parts and promotion materials
- Assembly of manufactured parts
- Packaging products – Kit Assembly
- Cutting and packaging cleaning cloths
Donated goods that didn’t find a new home are responsibly recycled as cleaning cloths and other reusable materials through our post-retail operations.
Items in the donation cycle that were unable to sell in our stores are brought into our warehouse where they are carefully sorted through and recycled. We recycle various materials so that we minimize what goes into the landfills. Products that have metals are taken apart and the metals are recycled. T-shirts and towels that didn’t sell are brought to our Commercial Services division where our team members use cutting machines to make cleaning cloths out of them. The cleaning cloths are then sold at all of our stores and at some of our local partners like, North Central Co-op and Hughes Car Wash. Our Impact centre is working towards zero waste accreditation.
Here is a list of some of the things we recycle:
- Purses and accessories
Our Community Engagement Centre allows Goodwill to support local organizations that relate to our mission and values. We are thrilled to be home to our partner You Can Ride 2 a nonprofit organization that believes all children should be able to experience the joy and freedom of riding a bike and Alberta Reads, putting books into homes of those less fortunate.
You Can Ride 2 mission:
- To allow families to “Borrow a Bike” thus enabling children to participate in cycling with their friends and family.
- To modify equipment so that all children will be able to experience the joy of riding a bike.
- To teach two-wheeled cycling to children aged 8+ who have struggled with mastering this skill.
- For more please visit You Can Ride 2.
- Donate today.
Alberta Reads objectives:
- Together we provide children with the essentials to become thriving readers.
- Giving access to books in under privileged areas that they can keep.
- Giving opportunities to be immersed in a culture of reading.
- For more please visit Alberta Reads