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Donation Drives

Service organizations, schools, churches and businesses can help Goodwill and the community by hosting donation drives. Our donation team will work with you to create the donation drive or event that best suits your needs.

Goodwill can pick donations up from you, or you can have your members, students or employees bring donations to Goodwill stores. And support is available to help you promote your drive or event!

Collect & Connect

You can also turn your event into what we call a Collect & Connect project. This option allows your organization to receive a $5 clothing voucher, redeemable at any central or southern Indiana Goodwill store, for every 13-gallon bag of clothing you donate. You may then distribute the vouchers to individuals and families in need, or donate them back to Goodwill for distribution to students, families, employment program participants and more.

For more information or to schedule a clothing drive, visit our online scheduling form, email bspellman@goodwillindy.org or call 317-524-4074.

More information about Collect & Connect projects:

  • Drives may be conducted at any time throughout the year for a specific period of time and cannot be conducted on an ongoing basis.
  • Organizations can choose to have a one-day, week-long or month-long drive.
  • Clothing collected through a Collect & Connect drive must be donated to Goodwill. All donations are sold in central and southern Indiana Goodwill stores.
  • Organizations need to follow Goodwill’s donation guidelines and familiarize themselves with items Goodwill can and can’t accept. Donors should always check their donations for valuables or items containing personal information before donating.
  • Participants are required to bring donations in 13-gallon bags.
  • Vouchers issued for donations collected are not tax-deductible.
  • Vouchers expire after six months.
  • Identification information must be filled out by voucher recipients before the voucher is issued.
  • Recipients must have a valid photo identification card to redeem the voucher at a Goodwill store.
  • The person the voucher is issued to must be the person redeeming the voucher.
  • When voucher recipients make a purchase, they must present the voucher(s) to the store manager on duty.
  • Vouchers are valid for clothing items only. Household items, furniture, toys, books and new items are not
  • Vouchers may not be redeemed on 50% off sale days. Vouchers are not valid with any other discount.

What motivates me to come to work every day is the people I’m around. They don’t make me feel like I’m a custodian; they make me feel like I’m part of the team, and they’re always there to encourage me.

Matthew Jones

Commercial Services