More shoppers turning to Goodwill in bad economy

Every day, millions of people clean out their closets, attics and garages.

Instead of throwing out the things you no longer need, why not give them to Goodwill.

They will either sell or recycle them, benefiting thousands in the Rio Grande Valley.

Goodwill representative Marjorie Boudreaux says their Valley stores are seeing an increase in sales, during these tough economic times.

What Goodwill accepts

Men's, women's and children's clothing

Shoes, belts and ties


Glassware and other small household items

Furniture (must be donated to stores)

Small electrical items

Computers and computer accessories

What Goodwill does not accept

Chemicals, pesticides and household cleaners


Broken, torn, wet or soiled goods


Large appliances

Locations in Pharr and Brownsville

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