Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy2023-08-28T15:27:55-05:00

Privacy Policy

Goodwill True North is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Goodwill True North may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.


  • Name
  • Email address
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers


  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional email about new activities, events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for surveys.
  • We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
  • We will never sell your information.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at gwgeneral*AT* We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

True North Goodwill

Going True North

Did you know that over our 100+ year history that our organization has had several unique names? Starting in 1919 as Goodwill of Northern Minnesota. In the early 1970’s our mission and retail stores branched out into Wisconsin, and we became Head of the Lakes Goodwill. Our current name, Goodwill Industries Vocational Enterprises, Inc. was then adopted in the mid 1980’s, aka GIVE.

As we enter into a new chapter as an organization we are again reclaiming our identity. This time, as True North Goodwill. True north is the direction our organization moves in to become better each day, and the compass for where we want to go. This “true north” defines our mission, vision, values, and purpose. “True north” also represents our geographical territory across Northern MN & Northcentral WI.

We appreciate your support of our organization and mission, and are so excited for you to be a part of this new journey; Rethinking what’s possible and transforming lives for generations through the power of work.

Why Your Support Matters

When you shop and donate to Goodwill you support our mission of transforming lives for generations through learning and the power of work.

What TO donate:

  • Gently used clothing, shoes, and boots
  • Jewelry and accessories
  • Household items in good condition
  • Kitchenware in good condition
  • Furniture in good condition
  • Bicycles in working condition
  • Musical instruments
  • Books
  • Records, CD’s, and DVD’s

What NOT TO donate:

  • Appliances such as fridges, washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers etc.
  • Damaged, worn, or stained furniture
  • Metal file cabinets
  • Large entertainment stands
  • Plumbing and lighting fixtures, carpeting, windows, screens, etc.
  • Box springs, mattresses, water beds, etc.
  • Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
  • Tires or vehicle parts
  • Hazardous waste or household trash
  • Weapons (guns, knives, bows etc.)
  • Medical equipment
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