We’re holding free computer collection drives at the following Goodwill donation centers:
Sunday, June 9
2902 American Legion Drive [map]
Noon to 3 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 Platteville
2001 Progressive Parkway [map]
Noon to 3 p.m.
We accept working and nonworking computers (desktop and laptop), hard drives, monitors, keyboards, mice, software, webcams, and just about anything that can be attached to a computer (e.g., printers, speakers, cords) regardless of brand. We also accept Microsoft Xbox and Zune systems and peripherals.
Donors are asked to:
- Back up any valuable information and erase sensitive data from any hard drive before dropping it off;
- Place any monitor or scanner with broken glass in a cardboard box lined with a large plastic garbage bag, seal the box, and clearly label it with “broken monitor” or “broken scanner” and the date; and
- Include the license key with any donated software.
Donated equipment is sold to the public or an environmentally conscious recycler.
We use the revenue generated through the sale of donated computer equipment and other items to support our mission of building better communities by providing opportunities for people with disabilities or other challenges.
All donations made to Goodwill are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The computer recycling program, called Reconnect, is managed by Goodwill Industries and Dell. Microsoft is a Reconnect supporting partner.
We accept donations of working and nonworking computer equipment year round, free of charge. The collection drives are being held in an effort to increase awareness about the program.
For more information about the Reconnect program, visit dell.com/reconnect or call 608-246-3140.
Goodwill Career Center Open in Fitchburg
Are you looking for a job? Do you want assistance earning your GED? Then visit the Goodwill Career Center in Fitchburg!
The center's services are FREE and include:
- Access to high-speed Internet for job searching
- Help creating résumés and cover letters
- An opportunity to take part in practice job interviews
- Assistance in locating job databases
- Current GED study materials
- A safe and supportive environment
The center is located at 6291 McKee Road, in Fitchburg [map]. It is accessible via Madison Metro routes 52 and 59. Its hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. It is closed on Sunday. (Hours are subject to change.)
The Career Center Manager, Pam Johnson, can be reached via e-mail and at 608-268-5175.
Individuals interested in volunteering their services at the center can contact Goodwill’s volunteer coordinator, Sonja Patterson (608-246-3140, ext. 155).
Beyoncé Lends her Voice for GOOD!
Goodwill is excited to announce that Beyoncé will lend her voice to help us transform lives for GOOD! Please watch this inspiring video featuring Beyoncé’s legendary voice to learn more about the work Goodwill is doing to create jobs in America.
Donating to and shopping at Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin allows us to help individuals with disabilities find and maintain employment in the community and give individuals with or without disabilities valuable work experience or help finding a job. Together we can generate opportunities for people so they may achieve economic stability and build strong families and communities.
For information about Beyoncé’s “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” click here.
"Think Before You Donate" Rumors
About Goodwill Are False
Rumors have recently re-surfaced about Goodwill Industries International (GII) and several other nonprofit organizations. The rumors are being spread via the Internet and email. The rumors are contained in an item titled “Think Before You Donate.”
The “Think Before You Donate” message includes false information regarding the leader of GII. For accurate information about GII’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Gibbons and GII, click here. For information about some of the other organizations included in the message, click here.
Memorial Day Hours of Operation
Our hours of operation on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) are as follows:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Middleton - Closed
All other donation centers - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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