CONTACT: David J. Tobiczyk, Vice President, Marketing & Development, 412-632-1942 or

PITTSBURGH, March10, 2015 – Spring is almost here, so it’s time to get a jump on your spring cleaning to clear out the clutter that accumulated over the past few months by donating unwanted items to Goodwill. 

“With winter finally drawing to a close, now is the time to start thinking about spring cleaning by sorting through all the stuff that somehow built up in our closets, attics, basements and garages over the winter,” said Michael J. Smith, President/CEO of Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania. “We need more donations from the community now to keep our 31 stores stocked for shoppers who frequent our stores to find quality clothes and other items at great prices.” 

In addition to clothing, shoes and belts, Goodwill is in the greatest need of donations of housewares, including items such as glassware, pots and pans, baskets, pictures and frames, and sporting goods. 

Mr. Smith also noted that Goodwill accepts donations of electronic devices, free of charge, including computers, printers, monitors, keyboards, mice, hard drives, fax machines, DVD players, VCRs and cell phones. 

Donations can be dropped off at any Goodwill store or Attended Donation Center. Visit to find the nearest location. 

Goodwill also has also developed a program to enable businesses, schools, clubs or other organizations to host a donation drive.  Donation drives allow organizations to promote team and community spirit, while helping to keep goods out of landfills.   For more information about hosting a donation drive, contact Danielle Hardy, Community Donations Specialist, at 412-632-1875 or visit


About Goodwill SWPA 

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is a diversified human service agency that is supported, in part, by its network of retail stores and other nonprofit businesses. It serves all of southwestern Pennsylvania and manages several affiliate units and special-purpose entities, including Goodwill of Fayette County; Goodwill of North Central West Virginia; Goodwill Commercial Services, Inc.; and Goodwill Housing. Goodwill SWPA operates 31 retail stores and several other businesses to help fund programs and to provide job training and related services to help clients overcome various barriers to employment. It has over 1,100 employees and in 2014 provided services to over 53,000 individuals.

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