The end of the year is approaching and it’s a perfect opportunity for you to make a last-minute donation. Because Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit your kind and generous donations are tax-deductible. It is recommended that you consult your CPA or tax preparer to find out just how much you can benefit.
Not only is your donation a personal tax deduction but it also helps many other New Mexicans. Profits from the sale of your donation fund free programs for New Mexicans in search of employment or skills training and those in need of specialized social services. Goodwill Industries of New Mexico spends 92 cents of every dollar made towards these programs that that include helping low income seniors age 55+, homeless or near homeless veterans, those with brain injuries, those needing to brush up on their employment basics or just about any New Mexican seeking employment.
What can you donate? Goodwill is happy to accept donations of clothing, furniture, housewares, electronics, books, toys, and jewelry. We’ll also gladly accept vehicle and monetary donations.
Ready to donate? Find the donation location nearest you here
Christmas is approaching fast, and you want to make a good impression at your gathering, whether it’s enormous, or more intimate, in scale. From ready-made decorations to pieces awaiting your personal creative touch, Goodwill has the budget-friendly supplies you’ll need to make your shindig a memorable one.
Achieve stunning table settings, place settings, and other decorative touches for the home by mixing and matching the right items to suit your style. Need some creative decorating ideas? Find some inspiration on our Thrifty Christmas DIY board on Pinterest. Need some platters, trays, and other dishes to complete the perfect presentation? Goodwill has those, too. No matter your style, budget, or square footage, Goodwill stores have something to meet your holiday decorating needs.
At this time of year, cheer and good will towards man are talked about frequently. Proceeds from your purchases allow Goodwill to provide skills training, job development and social services to fellow New Mexicans. 'Tis the season to help yourself and others by shopping or making an end of year donation at the Goodwill nearest you!
Another Veteran Success Story
David Harvey is a Veteran, a man who has protected his country by serving in the US Marines. Sadly, like many Veterans, upon his return to civilian life, David has struggled with employment and homelessness for over six years.
David came to Goodwill Industries of New Mexico and started life all over again. Through the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), David was able to secure housing with the Veterans Integration Center and is now a community oriented resident often helping others in the same situation. He met with his Case Manager on a regular basis and through HVRP, received training and job retention skills. He was referred by his Case Manager to various community resources to support his goals. In Working with his Case Manager, he developed an updated resume, along with a master application that was easy to adapt to different jobs, an important tool to have in your job search “tool bag”.
David followed his job leads diligently and with enthusiasm while searching continued his training in the classroom, applying what he learned from experience with his classroom knowledge, he learned to stay positive and strengthen his skills from the inside out. After his initial class with HVRP, he was interested in obtaining, even more, resume and job readiness skills, so David participated in Goodwill’s TrialWorks Warehouse training program and continued his regular meetings with his Case Manager.
Due to his hard work and “stick to it” attitude, David has since gotten a job with Mister Carwash and does community service with the Veterans Integration Center.