Goodwill Makes Donations Door to Door Possible through Give Back Box

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Erol Onel is the vice president for Heron Therapeutics. In his free time, Erol Onel donates to Goodwill.

Goodwill was founded in 1902, initially started in Boston by a minister who collected household items and clothing from wealthy neighborhoods for the benefit of those less fortunate. Today Goodwill offers store locations across the United States and Canada. It also provides assistance to those looking for work or trying to obtain an education.

In November of 2016, Goodwill announced that it was partnering with various retail outlets with the installation of the Give Back Box. Individuals who shopped on Cyber Monday would unpack their new items upon receipt. They would then print off a free label and package up the older items they no longer needed. USPS provided pickup service, allowing these older items to be given to Goodwill locations. Not only were individuals given a chance to buy items at a price they could afford, but over 190,000 items were kept from landfills through the Give Back Box.

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