Netflix’s latest hit show, “Tidying Up” has people decluttering their homes and many local community centers are reaping the benefits!
“Tidying Up” follows world-renowned organization expert, Marie Kondo, as she helps clients clear out clutter that doesnt bring them joy.
Goodwill Industries of the Kanawha Valley says january is usually a slow time for donations, but director of community relations, Kathy McKinley, says the center has seen an increase in donations already this year when compared to last January.
“It is still too early to tell if it has to do with the nice weather or the show,” said McKinley. “But we are hopeful that it has to do with the show and that it continues to help people get motivated to spark joy and help their community.”
For each purchase made at the Goodwill, 89 cents of every dollar is returned to fund their mission services, providing employment, education, and training to people within our community. The mission of Goodwill Industries of the Kanawha Valley is to assist people with disabilities or those who are otherwise vocationally disadvantaged to achieve full participation and integration into society.
“If its not creating joy for you, thank it and send it on its way,” said McKinley. “It may spark joy with someone else, but it also may create joy and oppotunity for others.”
She added, “It’s a win-win.”
Donations are accepted during regular business hours. To see a list of acceptable donation items or other ways to donate time and money visit the Goodwill of Kanawha Valley’s website.