Give smart this holiday season. #GiveGoodwill

December 07, 2015 |





The holidays bring out the best in most, but scams are rampant. With #GiveGoodwill, Goodwill encourages smart giving this season and all year-round.

Memphis, TN, December 7, 2015 — The holiday season inspires generous giving. In fact, most charitable donations and volunteer hours are contributed in the last three months of the year. But while the air of peace, faith and hope brings out the best in most, it can bring out the worst in some in the form of scams and rip-offs.

A 10-year-old email resurfaces annually during the holidays, making erroneous statements about several charitable organizations, including Goodwill. It stands as a firm reminder that everyone considering making a monetary gift or donation should do so wisely. Goodwill reminds donors to be diligent about charitable giving to make sure they’re donating to authentic bins.

Those who choose to give to Goodwill can be confident that their financial gift and donated goods provide exponential benefits throughout the Memphis community. Monetary gifts can be given safely and securely through Goodwill’s website, and they go directly to helping members of our community. A donation of clothing or household items gives belongings a second life and reduces waste. Goodwill shoppers benefit from the opportunity to find the perfect gift or holiday ensemble, and all donations give hope to those seeking work by funding vital training and employment services. 

For more information about how your financial gift, donated goods and store purchases support efforts in the local community, visit our frequently asked questions page. Share your Goodwill donations on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #GiveGoodwill and #MemphisGoodwill.

Give smart this holiday season. #GiveGoodwill.

About Memphis Goodwill

Memphis Goodwill Industries was founded in 1927 as a territory of the nationwide Goodwill Industries movement. Today, the organization employs more than 770 people in west Tennessee and north Mississippi, many of whom face significant barriers to employment. For more information about Goodwill in Memphis, store locations or hours of operation, call (901) 323-6221 or visit


Rod Kirby
Digital Media Coordinator

Office: (901) 323-6221 ext. 109

Email: rkirby [at] goodwillmemphis [dot] org
Facebook: MemphisGoodwill
Twitter: @MemphisGoodwill

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