May 18, 2020



    Online shop offers curbside pick-up starting today at two locations!


    Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is offering customers curbside pick-up starting Monday, May 18 at two locations - Machesney Park and Crystal Lake - with more locations to be added weekly in response to increased demand for online and curbside shopping due to COVID-19.  Shoppers can visit www.goodwillni.org and click on the “GOOD TO GO!” logo on the homepage to enter the online store.


    GOOD TO GO! is a new online shop that offers one of a kind donated goods and popular new goods that customers can buy from home and then set-up a convenient curbside pick-up. The site will be kept fresh with new items posted daily for a fun, unique shopping experience that Goodwill shoppers are accustomed to.


    “We were looking for ways to engage our shopper since the stores are currently closed,” Ben Bernsten, President of Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois, said.


    Bernsten said they will continue to monitor the success of “GOOD TO GO!” but currently have plans to keep it going past the shutdown due to evolving shopping trends.


    Curbside pick up will be available at the Machesney Park location, 8010 N. 2nd Street or the Crystal Lake location, 1016 Central Park Drive at a convenient time set by the customer. More pick-up locations will be added weekly.




    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 12 retail stores located in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. In 2018, Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois served 24,592 people in the communities in which we reside. 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 in northern Illinois (Rockford, Machesney Park, Freeport, Sterling, DeKalb, Ottawa, McHenry, Huntley, Crystal Lake and Algonquin) and Beloit, Wisconsin employ over 600 people. Visit their website at www.goodwillni.org.


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