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We're Open for Business During the

Verona Road Construction Project

Our West Side donation center and store are open for business during the Verona Road reconstruction project!

road workNorthbound traffic on Verona Road has been shifted to the southbound lanes, from the beltline to the intersection of Raymond Road. Backups and delays are expected in the area, especially during peak travel times. Also, work continues on the frontage roads.

The donation center's hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday; and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday.

To learn more about the project, click here. We'll keep you posted on its progress in the weeks ahead.





Shop our Shine Dress Collection!

Are you looking for the perfect dress for a special occasion, at an incredible price? Then be sure to shop Goodwill’s

Shine Dress Collection

This is your opportunity to shop our collection of adult formal dresses, all at one location. Whether your special occasion is a party, wedding, prom, quinceañera, or bat mitzvah, or you’re looking for a dress for a special evening out, you can’t beat our selection and prices.

Shop the Shine Dress Collection at:

Madison East
2127 East Springs Drive [map]
Monday through Saturday – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
608-246-3147





Join the Fun of Record Store Day 2014!

record store dayAttention vinyl enthusiasts! Goodwill is participating in the international phenomenon known as Record Store Day!

Record Store Day celebrates the vinyl record and the stores that sell them, helping to keep the nostalgia and superb listening quality of this medium alive.

Goodwill sells records daily in our stores and on our online shopping site, shopgoodwillmadison.com. However, during this special event, we have stocked our online shelves with the best finds in our inventory. Check out the selection here.

Records on shopgoodwillmadison.com are professionally inspected and graded by a lifetime collector and previous radio DJ of 14 years at WORT in Madison, Michael Heminger. We are happy to have him here at Goodwill as our in-house vinyl specialist year round!

Record Store Day 2014 is on Saturday, April 19, but we will be celebrating all week and continuing quality postings of collectible records throughout the year.

Come and join the fun! Visit us for regular RSD14 updates and unique finds on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages!  





Now Hiring for Positions at our Sun Prairie Site

now hiringWe’re accepting applications for full- and part-time jobs at our future donation center and store on McCoy Road, near Highway 151, in Sun Prairie!

Training for the positions will begin in May and will take place at other Goodwill sites until the Sun Prairie location opens for business, which is expected to be in early fall.

Full-time employees are eligible for health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, and paid holiday, vacation, and sick time. Part-time employees are eligible for paid holiday, vacation, and sick time.

Click here for information about the Sun Prairie positions and other job opportunities available with Goodwill.





FREE Computer Collection Drive

Slated for Madison Area

We’re holding a FREE computer collection drive from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, at the following donation centers:

Madison East
2127 East Springs Drive [map]

Madison West
4530 Verona Road [map]

Middleton
6661 University Ave. [map]

Monona
2501 Royal Ave. [map]

We accept working and non-working computers (desktop and laptop), hard drives, monitors, keyboards, mice, software, and just about anything that can be attached to a computer (e.g., printers, speakers, cords) regardless of brand. 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.

We accept donations of working and nonworking computer equipment year round, free of charge. The collection drive is 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.

Reconnect





FREE Computer Collection Drive

Slated for Richland Center

We’re holding a FREE computer collection drive from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 at the Goodwill donation center located at 2496 Highway 14 East, in Richland Center. [map]

We accept working and non-working computers (desktop and laptop), hard drives, monitors, keyboards, mice, software, and just about anything that can be attached to a computer (e.g., printers, speakers, cords) regardless of brand. 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.

We accept donations of working and nonworking computer equipment year round, free of charge. The collection drive is 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.

Reconnect





FREE Computer Collection Drive

Slated for Platteville

We’re holding a FREE computer collection drive from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 11 at the Goodwill donation center located at 2001 Progressive Parkway, in Platteville. [map]

We accept working and non-working computers (desktop and laptop), hard drives, monitors, keyboards, mice, software, and just about anything that can be attached to a computer (e.g., printers, speakers, cords) regardless of brand. 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.

We accept donations of working and nonworking computer equipment year round, free of charge. The collection drive is 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.

Reconnect





Shop Online at iGive and Raise Money for Goodwill

online shoppingJoin iGive.com and Goodwill will receive a financial donation every time you make a purchase at any of the 1,400 plus participating stores. And it’s all at no extra cost to you! Participating stores include Amazon.com, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Famous Footwear, Walgreens, and Petco.

You can help us earn an extra $5 just by joining during the month of April and trying the iGive button before July 16. That’s it – you don’t even have to make a purchase!  

Join now and earn money for Goodwill every time you shop!

 




Spring - A Time of Renewal

and Donating to Goodwill

Spring can be a time of renewal – a time for cleaning out the old and helping others by donating the things you no longer need to Goodwill.   

Over 76 percent of our revenue is generated through the sale of donated goods. This revenue makes it possible for us to provide life-changing services for individuals with disabilities or other challenges, right here in South Central Wisconsin.

We’ll gladly accept your unneeded clothing, footwear, books, and household items. Regrettably, there are some items we are unable to accept. For a complete list, click here.

We’ll also accept your working or nonworking computer equipment, car, boat, camper, or other motor vehicle – FREE OF CHARGE. Click here for more information about our computer recycling program and here for information about donating a motor vehicle.

Donations (other than motor vehicle donations) may be made at any of our attended donation centers. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Help one of the world's most trusted charities help your neighbors. Donate!

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"Think Before You Donate" Rumors

About Goodwill Are False

rumorSadly, a negative email titled “Think Before You Donate” has re-surfaced. This now six-year-old email contains false and misleading information regarding Goodwill Industries International (GII) and several other nonprofit organizations. The rumors are being spread via email and social media.

At Goodwill, we definitely encourage you to “think before you donate” and to learn as much as you can about the charities you’d like to support. We know that you want to be certain the organization you choose to support uses its revenue for charitable purposes that support a mission you stand behind.

Contrary to the “Think Before You Donate” message, the current Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries International is Jim Gibbons, not Mark Curran. Curran has never been associated with the Goodwill enterprise.

For information regarding Gibbons and GII, click here. Additional information about GII and information about other organizations included in the rumor is available through:

- Charity Navigator (It is the nation's largest independent charity evaluator and leading donor advocate)

- GuideStar (GuideStar is a public charity that gathers and disseminates information about every IRS-registered nonprofit organization)

Thank you for supporting Goodwill. Your purchases, donations, partnerships, and financial contributions really do help us build better communities and help local residents reach their goal of self-sufficiency.