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Give A Gift

Goodwill partners with individuals, corporations and private foundations to support our more than 20 job training programs and educational opportunities for people in our 15 county region in western and south central Washington.

Every year, thousands of people in our region struggle to find jobs. At Goodwill, we believe that by training people with the necessary skills to find employment, we are helping to strengthen families, reduce dependency on government subsidies, and build stronger communities. We work with interested supporters to find meaningful ways to invest in the mission of Goodwill. We invite you to join us and help make a brighter future for someone in our community.

Monetary

Goodwill is deeply grateful for the support of each and every donor. Together, we can offer people hope, dignity and independence by providing them with the means to create better lives for themselves and their families—and our communities.

A one-time gift makes it possible for Goodwill to deliver job training and educational opportunities to people at no cost to them. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible and someone in your community will get the hand up they need to get back on their feet.

Monthly sustained giving is an easy and affordable way to make an impact on someone’s life. As a Goodwill sustained donor, you provide ongoing support that is automatically charged to your credit card each month until you tell us you want to make a change. Goodwill relies on monthly gifts to help our participants go back to work.

Legacy Gifts

Goodwill offers a wide-range of planned gift options for you to choose. Making a planned gift ensures our ability to continue our mission to help every person reach their fullest potential through education, job placement, and career pathway services.

A charitable bequest of any size or form is one of the most generous and thoughtful ways to make a lasting impact on the community organizations that mean the most to you.

We offer several ways for you to give while securing your family’s financial future.

  • Wills and estates (bequests)
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable remainder uni trusts
  • Endowed scholarships
  • Retirement assets

Consider making a gift of:

  • Real estate
  • A percentage of your estate
  • A specific asset or cash amount
  • Residue of your estate
  • Cash
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement accounts

Resources

Stock Options

Stocks, bonds or any other securities can be transferred as gifts. Giving the gift of stock also has benefits for the giver. If the stock has appreciated in value, the holder can avoid paying the capital gains tax by giving it as a gift. Your tax deduction will be determined at the time the option is exercised by Goodwill and is equal to the difference between the option price and the stock value.

It is the policy of Goodwill to immediately convert all stock transfers received to cash at the time of the gift.

Community Giving

Support Goodwill while you shop with Community Giving Programs

Amazon smile

AmazonSmile allows you to support your favorite charitable organization while you shop on Amazon.com. Because it is operated by Amazon.com, you will enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features—including  wish lists and Amazon Prime member benefits—as you do on Amazon.com. The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of your purchase price to Goodwill when you choose us as your designated charitable organization. Log on to smile.amazon.com today, choose Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region as your charity and shop with the knowledge that the money you spend is going that much further.

fred meyer rewards

Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Fred Meyer, you will be helping Goodwill earn a donation. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at their Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.  Visit the Community Rewards page and choose us to be your designated nonprofit (choose organization number 85958). You will continue to receive your Rewards Points, Fuel Points and rebates when participating in this program, and now it will benefit job training programs at Goodwill.

FAQ

Is Goodwill a non-profit?

Yes. Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered with the State of Washington; Federal Tax ID Number 91-0573106. Charitable contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Please consult with your tax adviser concerning your tax deduction.

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes. When you make your donation online, you will receive an email confirmation which may be used as an official receipt (be sure to check your Junk folder). If you mail in your contribution, we will send you a receipt within 2-3 days of your contribution. If you have any questions, please contact Victor Mitre at victorm@goodwillwa.org.

How can I update my information?

Please contact us and let us know about any changes to your information and preferences on how we communicate with you.

Phone: 253.573.6617  Email: Victore Mitre at victorm@goodwillwa.org.

Bill of Rights

Goodwill has the highest standards for all operations across all departments and practices consistent processes that produce positive, decisive results for constituents and employees. As a part of this initiative, we are committed to meet the highest standards of accountability to earn our donors deepest confidence.

We endorse and adopt the “Donor’s Bill of Rights” developed by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. This document has also been endorsed by other organizations including the Independent Sector, the National Catholic Development Conference, the National Committee on Planned Giving, the National Council for Resource Development and the United Way of America, among others.

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

We encourage donors or potential donors to contact us regarding any questions or concerns regarding the “Donor Bill of Rights” and hope that our adherence to these rights strengthens the trust our donors have shown in us.