Donate Your Unwanted Gift Cards to Support Goodwill NYNJ Services

Goodwill NYNJ has teamed up with Raise Marketplace to collect your unwanted gift cards!

Have you ever received a gift card for your birthday that you never used or have you found a gift card that has been sitting in your drawer forever?

Starting on Monday, August 1, Goodwill® NYNJ will accept donations of unwanted gift cards and will provide donors tax receipts for their donation in all of its forty-one Goodwill NYNJ stores and three Attended Donation Centers. The donated gift cards will support the services we offer to the community. For any questions about the gift card donation program, please email donations.department@goodwillnynj.org

Katy Gaul-Stigge, Goodwill NYNJ CEO & President says: "We have teamed up with Raise to offer residents a way to get rid of their unwanted gift cards while supporting our mission by simply donating them to Goodwill NYNJ. When people donate clothing, household goods, and now gift cards, 92 cents of every dollar earned will fund the free services we offer to empower community residents through the dignity of work."

"As an organization that believes deeply in family and community values, Raise couldn't be more proud to partner with Goodwill NYNJ," said Raise's Founder and CEO George Bousis. "We're thrilled to provide a new way to give the people of New York and New Jersey a new way to support and empower their community."

Find a participating Goodwill store or Attended Donation Center nearest to you in New York City, Northern NJ, Long Island, the Hudson Valley or the capital region of NY on the Goodwill NYNJ website.

About Raise

Raise is the largest, most trusted marketplace where shoppers can buy discounted gift cards for over 3,000 brands and sellers can earn cash for their unwanted gift cards. Partnering with leading retailers, Raise offers a new type of digital payment for consumers, saving them more than $42 million alone in 2015. Founded in 2011 and launched in 2013, Raise is headquartered in Chicago and backed by leading investors, including New Enterprise Associates and Bessemer Venture Partners. To learn more, visit Raise.com or download the Raise app from the App Store or Google Play.

About Goodwill NYNJ

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and a member of the network of 164 agencies of Goodwill Industries International, each with a designated region. A social enterprise model, Goodwill NYNJ provides workforce development services, youth and community programs, and retail and business opportunities.
Our forty-one retail stores support our mission through the sale of new and slightly used donated goods while providing employment for our core constituency. GoodTemps, our temporary staffing division, places 900 individuals in jobs weekly and serves both private companies and City and State agencies. Our Welfare to Work services and programs, which engage youth in school and the surrounding community, provides resources and supports designed to break the cycle of poverty for those facing significant barriers.
Since our beginnings in Brooklyn 101 years ago, our mission has been to provide opportunities for individuals to gain independence through the power of work. Each year, Goodwill NYNJ provides services and assistance to thousands of Greater New York area residents, helping them become work-ready so they can build better lives for themselves and their families.
Learn more about Goodwill NYNJ at www.goodwillnynj.org.

CONTACT:
Karen Means
Executive Vice President of Development and Internal and External Affairs
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.
Phone: (718) 777-6326

Email:kmeans@goodwillnynj.org