Goodwill opens store and donation center in Ledgewood

Local dignitaries were on hand for a grand opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently at a Goodwill Store & Donation Center in Ledgewood.

Located at 1234 U.S. 46, the 13,700-square-foot Goodwill location takes all donations of clothes, handbags, shoes and household items, and offers a selection of goods that local residents generously donated, including women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing, home décor, books, glassware and other household wares.

Most importantly, the new Morris County Goodwill site is a sustainability resource for residents to reuse and repurpose the clothing and goods they no longer need while supporting Goodwill’s employment programs for individuals with disabilities and homeless U.S. veterans living in northern New Jersey.

“We launched this, our 10th Goodwill location in New Jersey, in response to community needs. We are bringing an easy and convenient sustainability resource to help residents achieve a double impact. When they donate their pre-loved clothing and goods, they support our mission services in their community,” Katy Gaul-Stigge, Goodwill NYNJ CEO and president, said. “The opening of a Goodwill facility sparks economic activity. We are committed to playing a vital role in the community, and look forward to collaborating with elected officials, residential buildings, schools and other organizations to help residents achieve their reuse goals.”

Because Goodwill is a nonprofit organization, donors may request a tax receipt for their donations.

Secondhand shopping is gaining traction in several countries around the world. Data from the Statista Consumer Insights survey reveals that, in the U.S., now as many as 60% of respondents said they have made at least one secondhand purchase in the past year, up from 49% in 2019.