Honolulu, Hawaii – Goodwill Hawaii’s Waipio Shopping Center attended donation center (ADC) at 94-1040 Waipio Uka Street has reopened with a new easily accessible metal pod after the previous structure was damaged by arson. The local non-profit accepts donations of gently used clothing, footwear, books and media, toys, household items and electronics to support its mission helping people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient.
 
“We are very grateful to Waipio Shopping Center and the community for being so supportive of Goodwill Hawaii,” said Katy Chen, Goodwill Hawaii’s chief operating officer. “We receive over 33,000 boxes and bags which is equivalent to 436,000 pounds of donations at that location every year. These donations are critical to carrying out our mission and providing job training and placement services to Hawaii’s most disadvantaged populations, including low-income families, adults with disabilities, at-risk youth, immigrants and others.”
 
Goodwill has 21 donation centers located statewide. Donations received from the community are sold in 11 Goodwill Stores and the revenue earned is used to fund job training, employment services and other community programs serving more than 12,000 local people each year.
 
The Waipio ADC is open from Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm; and on Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm. For a list of items that Goodwill Hawaii accepts, visit www.higoodwill.org or call 808-836-0313.

Goodwill’s attended donation center at the Waipio Shopping Center has reopened in the parking lot across from Foodland.