GIVE FINANCIAL SUPPORT
GIVE ONLINE - Simple, secure and convenient online donations make it easy to help disabled and disadvantaged Oklahomans. Your thoughtful financial contribution makes a difference, regardless of the amount. Make an online donation today.
GIVE BY MAIL - Donate with checks or money orders by mailing to Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Inc. at 316 S Blackwelder Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73108. Learn more from the IRS about charitable contributions.
GIVE TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND - Make an online donation to our permanent endowment fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
GIVE TO THE ABILITIES SCHOLARSHIP FUND - Encourage students with disabilities to pursue their higher educational goals. Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma is to build a base of trained, skilled workers for a future workforce; and to increase community awareness of the commitment it has to the employment of persons with disabilities. Donate to the scholarship fund.
PLANNED GIVING - Make a charitable gift after your lifetime while enjoying financial benefits for yourself. It requires some planning and help from a professional. Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma partners with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to offer free planned giving tools for you and your professional advisor.
There are a wide variety of planned giving options: Bequests, Life Insurance, Gift Annuities, Mutual Funds/StocksUnlike cash donations, these are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and are dispursed upon death.
UNITED WAY FEDERATED CAMPAIGN - Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma is a United Way Partner. If your employer participates in the United Way Federated Campaign, you can have $5, $10, $20 or more automatically deducted from your paycheck once or for as long as you choose. You can cancel the deduction at any time. To make a contribution through the United Way Federated Campaign, obtain a pledge card from your payroll or human resources department.
DONATE USED GOODS - We put your unwanted clothing and household goods to work - literally! Goodwill accepts your used clothing, accessories, toys, shoes, household items, books, small electronics, furniture and more. Donations are accepted at all of our Attended Donation Centers and Goodwill Store locations. We do not accept weapons, amunition, or any items that would be a safety hazard to our employees or customers. If you are uncertain if we can accept a specific item, you may call 405-236-4451 for assistance.
HOST A DONATION DRIVE - Make free career development services and job training programs available to many Oklahomans. Help us put people to work by hosting your very own Donation Drive!
DONATE YOUR RECYCLABLES - Goodwill's Recycling Center recycles approximately 7 Million lbs. of goods including clothing, plastics, shoes, computers, styrofoam, paper, cardboard, glass and more each year. With your donations, we are diverting all these materials from local landfills and the proceeds help us create jobs. All you have to do is donate your recyclables to Goodwill at one of more than 35 Attended Donation Centers.
In addition, Goodwill joined forces with Dell Computers in 2004 to create a top-tier, technology-recycling program called “Reconnect.” Proceeds from technology donations are returned to Goodwill and help to support the mission to put people to work. In 2015, we also partnered with CounterPoint which provides the same services to companies and corporations.
DONATE A CAR - Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma accepts car donations! NOTE: Your vehicle donation may be eligible for tax deduction purposes if you itemize. Please consult the IRS or your tax advisor for details. For more information or if you have a car you would like to donate, please click here: Donate a Car.
SPONSOR THE PEACE LOVE & GOODWILL FESTIVAL
The Peace Love & Goodwill Festival is our primary community engagement event that benefits Goodwill's Youth Programs. Started in 2012 as a benefit concert, it has grown to a full festival with attendance of over 10,000. The annual festival is held at the Myraid Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. Sponsorships range from $500 to $75,000. To learn how you or your company can become a sponsor for the 2016 event on Sunday, June 5th, contact the Festival Organizer, Linda Burgett at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 405-278-7119.
WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS! Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 405-278-7100 to find the best way you can volunteer with Goodwill. (Volunteers are required to complete a registration process prior to start. Please plan accordingly if you are wanting to schedule a group.)
Be a volunteer for one of the world’s leading non-profit providers of vocational services to people with barriers to employment. The mission of Goodwill is to build lives, families and communities—one job at a time—by helping people discover and develop their God given gifts through work and career development services. As a volunteer, your efforts will directly benefit the mission of Goodwill.
A volunteer at Goodwill is much more than just a person looking to give a few hours for a good cause. As Goodwill volunteers you will also be a mentor to our employees and trainees showing them what can be achieved with hard work and dedication. We hope in turn you feel the satisfaction of seeing people become confident in the work place and self-sufficient.
Here are some of the volunteer opportunities you may be interested in:
GOODGUIDES™ MENTOR - Do you want to make a difference in the life of a young person by helping them with a hand up, not a hand out? Our mentoring program cannot function without volunteers. We are looking for adults to be champions for our students. As a GoodGuides Mentor, you receive satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress and achieve their goals; personal growth through training sessions and group activities; personal ongoing support and supervision to help the mentee succeed; group activities, complimentary tickets to community events and recognition events and access to Goodwill's services and resources.
PEACE LOVE & GOODWILL FESTIVAL - Each year we need over 150 volunteers to make the festival a success. You can volunteer to be on a planning committee, or help a few hours on the day of the event. It is perfect for groups or students who are working to fulfill volunteer hours. To volunteer for the festival, register at peacelovegoodwill.org/volunteer.
JOB CONNECTION CENTER - Assist new clients and follow up with clients who have come to the Job Connection in the past to determine their need for future services and record their current employment status. As a result of their service, volunteers will help Goodwill maintain an updated record of employment assistance within the communities we serve. You will advise clients on the services available at Goodwill, update the client database, and provide job listings to any client looking for a job.
SPECIAL PROJECTS - Provide assistance to various departments or on specific projects. You will assist Goodwill employees on projects or during events as needed.
RETAIL VOLUNTEERS - Assist the staff in a Goodwill Store. This position is not intended to replace any Goodwill employee, but will supplement the paid staff as needed. Revenue from retail stores directly affects the services Goodwill provides to enhance the lives of many Oklahomans. You will interact with Goodwill staff to efficiently sort donated items so that they are ready to be placed in the store, and interact with Goodwill staff to place items on the sales floor.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE - Assist with general office work. You will be the face of Goodwill as you greet visitors into the office, answer telephones, type correspondence and manage our filing system.