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Holiday Hours of Operation

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Wednesday, Dec. 24

All stores - Open until 4 p.m.
Middleton Donation Center - Open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All other donation centers - Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Career Center - Closed
Corporate Office - Closed

Thursday, Dec. 25

All locations - Closed

Wednesday, Dec. 31

All stores - Open until 5 p.m.
Middleton Donation Center - Open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Madison, Fitchburg, and Monona donation centers - Open 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun Prairie Donation Center - Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort Atkinson, Platteville, Portage, and Richland Center donation centers - Open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Career Center - Open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Corporate Office - Open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1

All locations - Closed

 

Happy Holidays

 



 


'Tis the Season' for Donations and Deductions

Help us provide life-changing services to individuals with disabilities or other challenges by donating unused or unwanted items and/or making a financial donation! Every donation made on or before Dec. 31 is deductible on your 2014 tax returns, as allowed by law.

To find the donation center nearest you, click here. To make a cash donation, visit any of our stores or donation centers, send your check payable to Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin to 1302 Mendota St., Madison, WI  53714, or donate online.

We’d also appreciate it if you would consider joining our automatic, paperless, monthly giving program called Partners of Hope. With your predicable, year-round support we will be in a better position to quickly expand or revise our services to meet the changing needs of the individuals we serve. Plus, donating through Partners of Hope is the most efficient way of making a financial donation. To learn more, click here.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Your donations help us make a difference right here in South Central Wisconsin.




Purchase Your Raffle Tickets to Win

Tickets to a UW Badgers Men's Basketball Game!

Hey Badger fans! Don't miss your chance to buy raffle tickets where the top prize is four tickets to a UW Badgers men's basketball game!

Tickets are only $1 each and may be purchased at any Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin store. Click here for store locations and hours. Proceeds will be used to provide life-changing services to individuals with disabilities or other challenges.

ON SALE NOW THROUGH DEC. 20

Raffle tickets where the prizes are:

1st Prize: Four lower-level tickets to the Dec. 28 men's basketball game between UW-Madison and Buffalo at the Kohl Center (section 219, row E, seats 13 through 16)
2nd Prize: A $20 Goodwill gift certificate
3rd Prize: A Badgers T-shirt

The drawing will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. Ticket purchasers DO NOT have to be present to win. Goodwill will notify winners via telephone or email on the day of the drawing. Winners must contact Goodwill by 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26 to confirm acceptance of prize or another drawing will be held to determine a different winner to whom the prize will be awarded.

 

ON SALE DEC. 21 THROUGH DEC. 27

Raffle tickets where the prizes are:

1st Prize
: Four lower-level tickets to the Jan. 7 men's basketball game between UW-Madison and Purdue at the Kohl Center (section 219, row E, seats 13 through 16)
2nd Prize: A basketball autographed by coach Bo Ryan
3rd Prize: A Badgers T-shirt

The drawing will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. Ticket purchasers DO NOT have to be present to win. Goodwill will notify winners via telephone or email on the day of the drawing. Winners must contact Goodwill by 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2 to confirm acceptance of prize or another drawing will be held to determine a different winner to whom the prize will be awarded.

Employees of Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin are not eligible to win.

Ticket purchasers must: (1) be 18 years old or older; (2) live in the United States; and, (3) provide Goodwill with a valid telephone number or email address.

Prizes may be taxable.



Verona Road Donation Center Hours of Operation Change

clockThe hours of operation for our donation center located at 4530 Verona Road have temporarily changed. The temporary hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Residents who wish to make a donation before 8:30 a.m. on a week day or after 5 p.m. on a week day or Saturday are encouraged to visit our Fitchburg donation center which is only about two miles away! It is located at 6291 McKee Road [map]. For a complete list of that center’s hours of operation, click here.

Please check our website often for updates!




"Think Before You Donate" Rumors

About Goodwill Are False

rumorSadly, a negative email titled “Think Before You Donate” has re-surfaced. This 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 (GII) is Jim Gibbons, not Mark Curran. Curran has never been associated with the Goodwill enterprise.

Additional information about this false and misleading message is available through www.snopes.com.

To learn about 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 greater self-sufficiency.




Sun Prairie Store and Donation Center Now Open!

balloonsThe new Goodwill store and donation center located at 2111 McCoy Road, in the Prairie Square shopping center [map], is now open! Take a virtual tour and then head on over to see it in person!

“We’re so happy to be returning to Sun Prairie,” said Barbara Leslie, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin. “Our site will offer area residents an opportunity to purchase quality merchandise at affordable prices and help our planet by donating their unwanted goods. Instead of being placed in a landfill, these items will be used to generate revenue for our life-changing services for people with disabilities or other challenges.”

The Sun Prairie donation center gladly accepts all permissible items except large furniture. Residents living within the city limits of Sun Prairie who have large pieces of¬†furniture to donate may simply call 608-246-3150 to learn about Goodwill’s free home pickup service. Some restrictions may apply. The home pickup service is also available to residents living within the city limits of Madison, Fitchburg, or Middleton.

The donation center’s initial hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The store’s hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Sunday. Hours are subject to change.

Applications are still being accepted for positions available at this location. For more information, please click here. Applications are available at any Goodwill retail store and Goodwill’s corporate office on Madison’s east side (1302 Mendota St., map). Also, applications may be completed online.

We are continuing to operate each of our existing facilities. We have stores and donation centers on Madison’s east and west sides and in Fitchburg, Monona, Fort Atkinson, Platteville, Portage, and Richland Center. We also operate a donation center in Middleton which accepts all permissible items except furniture. Our career center, located at 6291 McKee Road in Fitchburg, provides services to individuals with or without disabilities, free of charge.

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Have You Seen Our Digital Billboard Messages?

When you’re traveling between Madison and Sun Prairie on Highway 151, be sure to look for our digital billboard messages! This one announced the October 1 opening of our store and donation center in Sun Prairie!

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