Select Goodwill programs have been CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited since 1972.
Yes, all your donations are tax deductible. In accordance with IRS regulations, Goodwill does not assign value to your donation. Receipts for donations are available at all Goodwill stores and attended donation centers.
Local Goodwills are autonomous 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations that are members of Goodwill Industries International. Each organization has a geographic territory to cover and develops plans to open Goodwill stores in locations that meet certain criteria and that it can best serve.
Yes, any of our stores will gladly accept your donation.
Please note that gift cards are only good towards purchases a retail stores. They hold no cash value.
Yes. If you would like to directly mail the gift card to a recipient, please include this person’s name and complete mailing address in the “Notes” section at check out.
Yes, you can purchase gift cards at any of our retail stores inMaine, New Hampshire and northern Vermont.
Yes, Goodwill offers a shopper loyalty program, Club Goodwill. For $10 a year, you receive 10% off every purchase, 25% your entire purchase on your birthday, invitations to events and a monthly e-newsletter.
You can use your gift card any time – there is no expiration date and no associated fees.
No. Our integrity revolves around how closely we adhere to our fundamental belief in the value of every human being and the ‘place’ where we live – the environment and the economy that brings structure to our communities. At Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, it is our policy and practice to always meet or…
Donation tax receipts are available upon request when you donate to Goodwill.
Our services are funded by revenue from retail and recycling operations, grants, fees, and philanthropic investments and gifts.
As with all non-profits CEO compensation is determined by the volunteer Board of Directors. The Goodwill Board of Directors determined the appropriate market rate for the person with the qualifications needed to serve as Goodwill Industries of Northern New England’s CEO. The Board made an offer, and it was accepted. We recently completed this process…
In 2007, Goodwill received approximately 28,231,000 pounds of donations!
Goodwill employs about 1750 people in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Last year we served nearly 50,000 people through our health care and workforce services.
We estimate that 639,000 people made donations to Goodwill in 2007.
Unfortunately, Goodwill does not keep copies of donation tax receipts.
As with every business, there are built-in costs that are necessary to our operation. We pay the salaries, benefits, education and training costs of our employees who pick-up, process, distribute and sell our goods. Our costs also include transportation, fuel, vehicle maintenance and utilities such as electricity, heat, water and sewer. Goodwill prices items to maximize their…
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is nonsectarian.
Yes. Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is an autonomous organization with a local volunteer board of directors. We are a member of Goodwill Industries International.
Mark Curran is not the CEO and Owner of Goodwill. Several variations of an email called Think before you donate claim Mark Curran as the CEO and Owner of Goodwill Industries. One surfaced recently claiming Goodwill is a for-profit store and the owner, Mark Curran, makes an annual salary of 2.3 million. Mark Curran has never owned…
To determine the value of a donation, Goodwill provides handouts at each store and donation center as well as an online donation value guide. If your item is not listed, it is suggested that using 30% of the item’s original price reflects its fair market value.
Our Acceptable Donations page has an up to date list of items Goodwill can and cannot accept.
Items may be returned within 7 days of date purchased, accompanied by original sales receipt and price stickers or barbs properly attached. Purchases made with Cash or Check will be for a Cash refund. Purchases made with a Credit Card will be refunded back to the original credit card used for purchase. Purchases made with…
The success of our human services programs is measured annually for clinical outcomes. To measure the outcomes of other departments and programs, such as administrative and retail operations, Goodwill’s Strategic Plan for 2008-2013 implements Balanced Scorecard, a management approach that utilizes measurement-based tools. These tools help measure our success from four perspectives: financial, internal business procedures,…
7.7% of our budget is used for administrative costs
Are you starting Halloween decorating early this year? Need to place first in a Halloween costume contest? If you want to know when Goodwill puts out Halloween costumes and decorations, then mark your calendar for early September. We have a large assortment of gently used and brand new items ready to hit the racks and shelves….
Gift cards purchased in-store are received immediately. Once you place your order online, your gift card will be shipped within five (5) to seven (7) business days.
You can use your gift card at retail stores operated by Goodwill Industries of Northern New England in Maine, New Hampshire and northern Vermont. Goodwill NNE gift cards are not redeemable on our eBay and amazon online stores.
Goodwill was founded by Edgar J. Helms in Boston in 1900s. Goodwill Industries of Northern New England began operations in 1933.
Goodwill has a volunteer Board of Directors. The President of the Board is Ned Helms.
Goodwill is not able to offer home pick-up service at this time.