In our communities, we provide 1,498 employment opportunities on a yearly basis.
On average, we receive 623,959 donations from our generous donors to fund our mission.
On average, we serve 1,575 participants annually in our programs and services.
Thrifting with Jackie Green
Jackie Green, co-host of The Gray & Green Show on 105.3 HOT-FM, is an avid Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids shopper. She came to our Plainfield Store to find some outfits, share her story of finding a dress from Goodwill for her first pageant, and provide tips for thrift shopping!
Have a Donation? Schedule a Pick-up!
Donation pick-ups are available from a third-party partner ReSupply, a Veteran run organization. Any and all items accepted! All eligible items are donated while remaining items are ethically disposed of. Pick-up fee reflects the operating costs and is much smaller than a usual moving company or junk hauler fee. (Fee is not tax deductible)
Saying ‘Goodbye’ to Single-Use Plastic Bags
Sustainability has always been at the heart of Goodwill’s work and mission. And, recycling is a big part of who we are. Plastic bags pose negative health and environmental impacts. With over 100 billion single-use plastic bags used and thrown away every year, we hope to do our part and stop using single-use plastic bags in our stores. By moving to reusable bags, we can divert approximately 750,000 bags per year from the landfill. Starting August 1st, 2022, we will be switching over to reusable shopping bags only. Bring your own or buy a reusable Goodwill bag for $1.49.
Our retail stores are open 9am – 7pm Monday – Saturday, and 11am – 6pm Sundays. The Jenison store is open 10am – 7pm Monday – Saturday, and closed on Sundays.
The Outlet store is open 8am – 8pm Monday – Saturday and closed on Sundays.
Jobs & Training
Training and skill attainment are the the focus of our programs. We take a holistic approach to our services to best meet the needs of our participants. A key to success for long-term placements and interventions comes from our partnerships with local businesses.
Goodwill organizations help communities extend the life of usable items, lessen the amount of material sent to landfills, and decrease reliance on the extraction and production of virgin materials.
Last year, Goodwill recovered the value in more than 4 billion pounds of people’s used goods, giving these items a second life.