Donate Stuff, Create Jobs, and Feel Great. Does It Get Any Better Than This?

Making a difference this holiday season may be easier than you think. Millions of us will be doing online shopping–after all, it’s hard to find a more convenient way to shop. Plus, it cuts way down on those endlessly annoying “Daddy, I want that, and that, and that, and that…..”

When you buy something online this holiday season, many major retailers will send your purchase in a Give Back Box, which you can fill up with unwanted items to donate and your local Goodwill–and it comes with a pre-paid shipping label, so it won’t cost you a dime. Visit for more information and to see all online retailers who are participating.

See how easy making a difference can be? Goodwill sells donated goods through more than 3,200 stores across the United States and Canada, and channels more than 85 percent of sales revenue to provide services to people who are unemployed or underemployed.

Thanks to the job training programs made possible by donations of clothes and household items, Goodwill helped place more than 312,000 people in jobs in the United States and Canada in 2015 — that’s one new job created every 23 seconds of every business day. So you’re donating your stuff and literally helping to create jobs.

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As we embark on this holiday season, it’s really important to remember those who are really in need and struggling, and to do everything we can to help, no matter how small or simple it may seem.

The purpose of Give Back Box® is to provide an effortless and convenient way to donate your used household items. Give Back Box not only provides an easy way to be part of a truly good cause, it also allows cardboard boxes a second life by recycling them and keeping them out of landfills.

As you prepare for the holidays this season, put those boxes to good use and fill them with your unwanted clothes and household items. You’ll be making a difference in your home, your community, and the environment.

Armin Brott

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Armin Brott is the proud father of three, a former U.S. Marine, a best-selling author, radio host, speaker, and one of the country’s leading experts on fatherhood. He writes frequently about fatherhood, families, and men's health. Read more about Armin or visit his website, You can also connect via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,  and Linkedin.

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