Visit Our Newest
Store and Donation Center, in Sun Prairie!
We've expanded! We've opened a store and donation center in Sun Praiire, at 2111 McCoy Road, in the Prairie Square shopping center. [map]
The 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 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 all Goodwill retail stores and donation centers 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.
Can't visit our newest site any time soon? Take a virtual tour and then head on over to see it in person!
Winter Weather Keeping You Inside?
Declutter and Donate to Goodwill!
Is Wisconsin’s winter weather keeping you cooped up inside? Put the time you spend indoors to good use by decluttering your home and donating your unwanted items to Goodwill! You’ll love your new-found space and you’ll be doing good. The sale of donated items generates 78 percent of the revenue we use to provide life-changing services for area individuals with disabilities or other challenges.
We gladly accept donations of clothing, footwear, household items, furniture, and working and nonworking computer equipment. We also accept unwearable clothing that is not wet, mildewed, or chemically contaminated. (These items are sold to a recycler who repurposes them into new products.)
Just drop off your donations at any of our 10 donation centers. Not sure if we can accept the item you want to donate? Click here to learn more.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Make a difference in our community – donate to Goodwill!
Goodwill Industries International Named to Forbes Magazine's
List of America's Most Inspiring Companies
Goodwill Industries International (GII) has once again been named to Forbes magazine’s list of America’s most inspiring companies!
GII – the only non-profit organization on the list – was ranked 11. That’s eight spots higher than its ranking last year!
To put the list together, from July through November, a data analysis firm collected 3,300 online questionnaires. First the respondents were asked to imagine a fictitious inspirational company and then write about the values, behaviors, and attitudes of that company, including how it would treat customers and the community. They then named an inspirational real-life company and described how it measured up to the fictional company. The survey-takers ranked how inspirational they found the firm on a scale of one to 10. The surveys also asked respondents to write about what makes the company inspirational in comparison with the fictional company. From that text, the firm analyzed the qualities people considered most important and the words they used.
Google, Whole Foods, Kohl’s, Disney, and Johnson & Johnson are some of the other companies included on the top 20 list.
For more information, click here.
Verona Road Donation Center Hours of Operation Change
The 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
Sadly, 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.