Junior League Of San Antonio, Goodwill Team Up To Raise Funds Through Sustainable Shopping & Fashion
SAN ANTONIO – February 17, 2020 – For one day only, guests are invited to Rummage Around at Goodwill San Antonio for great finds including clothes, shoes, accessories, furniture, home décor, and more, donated by the Junior League of San Antonio members and others. In addition to finding outstanding treasures, purchases will help organizations who are standing up and helping out in our community.
The Junior League of San Antonio and Goodwill San Antonio are celebrating 11 years of partnership to help others serving the needs of our community at the annual Rummage Around Shopping Event. The event, which has become the BIGGEST shopping day of the year at Goodwill, will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 11 at participating Goodwill San Antonio store locations. In addition, every customer that makes a purchase will help support the important work of 16 local non-profits:
· Alpha Home
· Antioch Food Bank
· Any Baby Can of San Antonio, Inc.
· Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
· Boy Scouts of America - Alamo Area Council
· Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA)
· Clarity Child Guidance Center
· Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center
· Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas
· Good Samaritan Community Services
· Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.
· Latched Support
· Magdalena House (Magdalena Ministries, Inc.)
· Roy Maas Youth Alternatives
· SA Christian Hope Resource Center
· San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry, Inc. (SAMMinistries)
Over the 11-year partnership, Goodwill has received more than $850,000 in donations from Junior League members which translates to more than $310,000 in Goodwill gift cards granted to community partners and nonprofits. Sales from this year’s event day will help to provide more than $40,000 in gift cards to area non-profits who serve individuals and families in need.
In many cases, non-profit organizations will provide the Goodwill gift cards directly to their clients who will use them to purchase clothing and household items for themselves and their children (often single moms coming out of homelessness or other traumatic circumstances). Other non-profit organizations may use the gift cards to purchase needed items for the curriculum they provide to their clients such as cookware for classes they provide to help individuals learn to live on their own.
“Goodwill and the Junior League of San Antonio share a mission to serve the San Antonio community. Together, we each bring unique strengths to the Rummage Around shopping event which has led to its continued success and service to the community,” says Penny Benavidez, Director of Public Relations for Goodwill San Antonio. “By partnering on this annual tradition, we are able to collectively serve our missions and positively those most in need.”
The 11 participating Goodwill San Antonio stores hosting the 96th Annual Rummage Around event from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22nd include:
· 1533 Austin Highway 78218
· 13311 San Pedro @ Bitters 78216
· 727 NW Loop 410 @ Blanco 78216
· 3730 N. Loop 1604 @ Bulverde 78247
· 10647 Culebra Road at Loop 1604 78250
· 12332 IH 10 W. @ DeZavala 78249
· 21230 US Highway 281 N. @ Evans 78259
· 3401 Fredericksburg Road 78201
· 7521 NE Loop 1604 E, Live Oak 78233
· 10422 Potranco Road 78251
· 2514 SW Military Drive 78224
To learn more about Rummage Around, visit: www.goodwillsa.org/rummagearound.
About Junior League of San Antonio
The Junior League of San Antonio, Inc. is an all-women league realizing our gifts, passion, and purpose. We will advance San Antonio through bold female leadership in positions of responsibility and influence and are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Learn more at jlsa.org.
About Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill San Antonio is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise that helps change lives through the power of work. When you donate to or shop at Goodwill, your purchases and donations help fund education, training and career services to empower people with disabilities and life barriers to find meaningful employment. In addition to operating retail stores and donation stations in San Antonio, Cibolo, Kerrville, Laredo, New Braunfels, Seguin and the surrounding areas, Goodwill San Antonio provides certified vocational training programs through its Good Careers Academy, free employment services through its Good Career Centers, and manages contracts for the U.S. government and local municipalities for outsourced business services ranging from document management and contact center solutions to grounds maintenance and tree care activities through its Business Services operations. Website: www.goodwillsa.org