With Earth Day right around the corner, you’re already thinking about what you can do to live more sustainably. But did you know that by shopping and donating at Goodwill, you’re making an impact on the planet and its people?

Thanks to your donations, our parent Goodwill Industries International diverts more than 2.3 billion pounds of clothing and household goods from landfills every year and more than 170 million pounds of electronic equipment across the nation & the world. But the impact of your donations doesn’t stop there – revenues from the sale of your donated items also help people earn a living, improve their lives, and strengthen their families and communities.

This Earth Day,  join the millions of people who are using Goodwill’s online donation calculator to see how your gently used clothing and household goods help protect the planet while funding job-training programs, employment placement services and other vital programs in communities nationwide. Calculate the change you’ve made, then come see how your local Goodwill is using your support to make a difference in the ecosphere –  follow @NyNjGoodwill on Twitter & like Goodwill Industries of New York and New Jersey, Inc.’s Fan Page over on Facebook. And have a Happy Earth Week!

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