Mobile App Developed by AT&T Simplifies Donating and Purchasing at Goodwill
ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries International teamed with AT&T* to launch a free "Goodwill Locations/Locator" mobile app, currently available on iOS and Android mobile operating systems. Now, shoppers and donors need only to pull out a smartphone to find the nearest Goodwill location.
The mobile application provides users with a convenient tool that currently has information about more than 4,800 Goodwill donation centers and stores across the United States and Canada.
- Find locations and Hours: Customers can find their closest Goodwill location by enabling their devices' geo-location services or by entering address information. Hours for each location and the various types of services offered are displayed as well.
- Save a favorite: Users can save their favorite Goodwill locations within the app for future donating or shopping expeditions.
- Always current: The 165 Goodwill headquarters across the United States and Canada continually update their locations, including addresses, phone numbers, hours of operation, and website URLs.
The custom app was built by AT&T's Mobility Solutions Services, a team that specializes in guiding business through the entire process of going mobile, using the AT&T Mobile Application Development (MAD) platform to benefit Goodwill donors and shoppers who are increasingly accessing data on the go.
"Working with AT&T, we were able to design a mobile app to provide Goodwill supporters with a convenient way to support our mission of job training," said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. "Rather than having to type a zip code into a website, they are able to instantly locate their nearest Goodwill locations based on their geographic whereabouts."
To download the mobile app today, visit www.goodwill.org/apps.
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About Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with 14 affiliates in 13 other countries. Goodwill is one of America's top 25 most inspiring companies (Forbes). Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 2,700 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com. Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2012, more than 6.7 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill's career services. Goodwill channels 82 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services.
To find a Goodwill near you, use the online locator at locator.goodwill.org, or call (800) GOODWILL. Follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl and @GoodwillCapHill, and find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl.
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