Goodwill Dallas and SMU Partner to Make Sustainable Moves -

Goodwill Dallas and SMU Partner to Make Sustainable Moves

Nearly 29,000 pounds diverted from landfill 

DALLAS, TX (May 30, 2024) – Goodwill Industries of Dallas and Southern Methodist University (SMU) have joined forces in an innovative sustainability initiative, ensuring that end-of-semester moves are not only efficient but also environmentally conscious. By strategically placing donation trucks throughout campus, students were encouraged to donate gently used clothing, shoes, and household items instead of discarding them.

The result? An impressive diversion of nearly 29,000 pounds from the landfill, demonstrating the power of collaboration in fostering sustainable practices. This partnership not only benefits the local community but also instills in students a sense of responsibility towards the environment. By prioritizing donation over disposal, Goodwill and SMU are leading the charge in reducing waste and fostering a culture of responsible consumption. 

“We are thrilled to collaborate with SMU in promoting sustainability and social responsibility,” said Tim Heis, Goodwill President & CEO. “Together, we’re making a significant impact by diverting waste and providing valuable resources to our mission at Goodwill.” Each donation translates into free career and support services to individuals with barriers to employment that Goodwill serves throughout eight counties across North Texas. 

The success of this partnership underscores the importance of collective action in tackling pressing environmental issues. Through continued collaboration and commitment, Goodwill and SMU are paving the way for a greener, more sustainable future. 

For more information, contact Goodwill Industries of Dallas at or SMU Residence Life and Student Housing at

About Goodwill Dallas 

Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to changing lives, one job at a time. Since 1923, it has served the Dallas community by providing opportunities, training, and employment services to individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Today, it helps people in eight counties across North Texas, including Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall, and parts of Collin and Denton counties build skills, find jobs, and reach their full potential through its donated goods business, workforce development services, and other social enterprise models. Goodwill’s no-cost, individualized job training and placement program, coupled with its community resource and referral services, ensures job seekers receive the support and guidance they need to succeed. When North Texans donate to Goodwill Dallas, they provide an opportunity for individuals and their families to earn a living wage, build stronger communities and enrich their lives.