Goodwill Offers Donation Sites During August Move-Out Days

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2012 --- 3:17 p.m.

Press Release from Goodwill:

Goodwill has partnered with the environmentally conscious student group REthink Wisconsin to offer sites where individuals vacating their downtown Madison residence can donate their unwanted clothing, footwear, household items, computer equipment, books and other items to Goodwill. Donation carts manned by REthink volunteers will be available from August 10 to 14.

“Many times individuals who are moving don’t want to or can’t take some of their perfectly usable possessions with them,” said Maureen Roche, director of marketing and development for Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin. “Now with the help of members of REthink Wisconsin, people can easily put these items to good use by donating them to Goodwill. The sale of these items will generate the revenue we need to provide life-changing services to individuals with disabilities and other challenges.”

Goodwill donation carts will be stationed at the following locations and will be available for use by anyone. A list of items Goodwill cannot accept is available at (The following list also is available at

420 W. Gorham St.
August 10 to 12 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 13 – 9 a.m. to noon

Embassy – 505 University Ave.
August 11 and 12 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 13 – 9 a.m. to noon

Equinox Apartments – 409 W. Gorham St.
August 10 to 12 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 13 – 9 a.m. to noon

Grand Central Apartments – 1022 W. Johnson St.
August 10 to 13 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 14 – 9 a.m. to noon

Palisade Apartments – 535 W. Johnson St.
August 13 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 14 – 9 a.m. to noon

Pres House – 439 N. Murray St.
August 11 to 13 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 14 – 9 a.m. to noon

In addition, Goodwill will have donation carts available for use by residents of the following Steve Brown apartments: The Highlander, The Regent and Lucky.

Donations of clothing and accessories, books, CDs, DVDs, linens and shoes also may be made at the Goodwill store at 651 State St. Additionally, these and other donations may be dropped off at Goodwill donation centers located on Madison’s East Side (2127 East Springs Drive) and Madison’s West Side (4530 Verona Road) and in Fitchburg (6291 McKee Road) and Monona (2501 Royal Ave.). The donation center in Middleton (6661 University Ave.) gladly accepts all permissible items except furniture. A list of donation center hours of operation is available at

REthink Wisconsin is a student organization formed to encourage and facilitate sustainable waste management practices throughout the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus community. It, among other things, works to educate the public about the benefits of reducing, reusing and recycling goods.

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