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ProductsWe sell donated clothing, furniture, and one-of-a-kind finds at our retail stores as well as through our online auction site. We also sell books, DVDs, VHS tapes, and music CDs through our online bookstore, Good_Again. We use the revenue generated through sales to provide services for area individuals with disabilities and other challenges.
Material donations are critical to our mission. Items may be dropped off at any of our attended donation centers.
PhilosophyOur mission is to build better communities by providing employment, housing, and support to area individuals with disabilities and other challenges. Nearly 80 percent of our revenue is generated through the sale of donated items and less than 12 cents of every dollar we receive goes toward administrative costs.
In Dane County, Goodwill retail stores are located at:
4530 Verona Rd. (Madison's westside)
2127 East Springs Dr. (Madison's eastside)
6291 McKee Road (Fitchburg)
2501 Royal Ave. (Monona)
HistoryGoodwill Industries was founded in 1902 in Boston's South End by Dr. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister. He collected used household items and clothing in wealthier areas of the city, then trained the poor and immigrant to mend and repair the used goods. These items were either resold or given away to the people who needed them, and so the Goodwill philosophy of "a hand up, not charity" was born.
Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin opened in Madison in 1962. Our organization is one of over 200 Goodwill chapters worldwide.