Roscoe, IL – Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois opened a new Donation Express on Wednesday, June 9th with doors opening at 8:00 AM. The Donation Express is located at 4682 E. Rockton Road in Roscoe and will offer fast, convenient drop off service with a drive up, drop off, drive off concept.
Donation Express will be open Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Donations of clothing, shoes, housewares, sporting goods, computers and electronics, books and other gently used items are accepted at the Donation Express. Furniture cannot be accepted but can instead be donated at any of our store locations. Donated items can be counted as charitable deductions on 2021 tax returns if donations are made on or before December 31, 2021.
“We are excited to be opening our second Donation Express,” said Ben Bernsten, President of Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. “The new location offers people a quick and convenient way to drop off donations which is key to people’s busy lifestyles. The donations we receive fund our local mission programs providing valuable skills and training to individuals with barriers to employment. We are very grateful to our donors.”
Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois diverted over 16 million pounds of items from area landfills in 2020 through generous donations from the public. These items were sold in Goodwill’s retail stores to fund the many programs that the organization provides free of charge to community members, such as job training, job placement, GED preparation, young adult re-entry programming, and income tax preparation and filling. Goodwill provided services to 18,724 people in the community during 2020.
A Ribbon Cutting Celebration with the Roscoe Stateline Chamber of Commerce is planned for Tuesday, June 29th at 11:30am. Guests can sign up for giveaways and gift cards. Refreshments will also be provided.
About Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois
Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is a community-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create opportunities for individuals with barriers to enhance their lives. Goodwill funds job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in its 11 retail stores located in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. In 2020, Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois served 18,724 people in the communities in which we reside and employed over 600 people in retail and mission programs. A three-year CARF Accreditation was awarded to Goodwill for its employment programs in 2018 which is official recognition that the organization is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices. Goodwill stores are located in northern Illinois (Rockford, Machesney Park, Freeport, Sterling, DeKalb, Ottawa, McHenry, Huntley, Crystal Lake and Algonquin) and Beloit, Wisconsin. For more information visit our website at www.goodwillni.org.