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Did You Know: Goodwill Has a Donation Truck on Peachtree Road

If you live close to Peachtree Road, you don't have to drive far to donate unwanted household items and clothing

 

First the bad news: For seven months, I completely ignored - albeit unintentional - the new(ish) Goodwill Donation trailer at 3974 Peachtree Road next to McDonald's. According to Goodwill's media specialist Rashida Powell, the trailer opened July 1, 2011, and is opened 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Now the good news: I finally noticed it. For those of us who live closer to Peachtree Road than the traditional donation centers, this is very convenient.

I'm not endorsing Goodwill over any other non-profit. I regard them all equally and l think they all do excellent work. If you're like me, however, and frequently have extra furniture, clothes and other wares that clutter your space as you constantly accumulate more stuff you don't need, this is a convenient location to make a drop. It's also cool to know that the location is open a little later for those of us who work beyond 5 p.m. and want to obtain a receipt for tax purposes.

Powell told me that last fiscal year, I was among Goodwill's 1.6 million donors and that the items we donate are resold in the Goodwill store to raise money to train people for jobs and provide career services for those who are unemployed or underemployed.

Sweet.

If you still prefer a building, I've included a few nearby locations below. If you care to spread your love around, reach out to United Way or simply dial 211 for a list of organizations that need your help.

Brookhaven Donation Center (Donation Trailer)

3974 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30319
Hours: Mon-Sat 8am - 8pm Sun 10am - 6pm

Chamblee Donation Center

5071 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Atlanta,  GA  30341

Hours: Mon-Sat 8am - 8pm Sun 10am - 6pm

Northeast Plaza Store and Donation Center

3337 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA  30329

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