Why Donate 2017-06-29T15:31:11+00:00

Why Donate To Goodwill Alberta?

Your Donations Change Albertans’ Lives & Support Our Non-Profit

For almost 70 years (since 1950), Goodwill Industries of Alberta has helped connect Albertans with disabilities to employment. We do that with the help of your donations.

More than 89 cents from every dollar (89.6 cents to be exact) generated from the sales of your generous donations goes to supporting programs & services for Albertans with disabilities.

Your Donations Directly Help Albertans with Disabilities

Your donations create jobs for Albertans with disabilities at Goodwill stores and donation centres across the province. Your generously donated items are sold in our thrift stores in your community and the revenues generated support our exceptional employment programs including:

Power of Work: Our Power of Work program supports Albertans with disabilities in finding employment or volunteer opportunities. We assist individuals with identifying their employment goals, employment preparation, job search and employment coaching.

Commercial Services Division: Our Commercial Services division is an inclusive place of employment for Albertans with mental health challenges. Our employees provide innovative and cost-saving services for businesses in Alberta such as, assembly, labelling, sorting, and packaging.

Your Donations Reduce the Environmental Footprint in Our Communities

We recycle 4 million kg every year. In addition to supporting Albertans with disabilities, we are committed to the environment. Donations that can not be sold are recycled, or repurposed so that they are kept out of landfills. Our goal is to encourage Albertans to reuse goods by shopping at Goodwill thrift stores and to reduce waste by donating their clothing, furniture and household items to Goodwill.

We Think a Personal Touch Still Matters

You deserve more than just a bin to place your valuable cherished donations. Those clothes you wore the day you met your special partner, or that top that always seemed to bring an extra compliment; they have special value to you and we get that. At Goodwill Donation Centres and Donation Drives you are greeted by one of our team members who will handle your items with respect and care.

Ways to Get Involved

Donate Your Clothing


Hold a Donation Drive

What People Say About Goodwill

The service supplied by the Edmonton office was excellent. Leon kept in touch prior to the booking to ensure all was still good for the scheduled move. Adam and Brant arrived on time, phoned ahead as promised, were very polite and careful with our belongings. Their fees were very reasonable and they completed the job in record time! I will continue using them for any of my junk removal or moving needs.

Edmonton, AB

The movers were professional, on time, courteous, and went above and beyond making sure the job was complete to my satisfaction! I would recommend Leon and his crew highly!

Edmonton, AB

Adam and Gabriel were great. They were quick, capable, polite, and made our junk look like it wasn’t a problem at all. They offered good advice about disposal of a couple of things we had – – overall it was a most pleasant experience. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who has stuff they want to get rid of!!

Edmonton, AB

The fact that these young men were respectful and hard working; they also had a sense of humour, to go along with their honesty! They cleared out a bunch of stuff I did not want, in a very reasonable time. Would I recommend them–YES! They are ambitious and have made plans for their future. I wish them well in their chosen professions!

Edmonton, AB