GOODWILL'S PARTNERS FOR GOOD FUNDRAISING DONATION DRIVE PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING
Program that helps non-profits raise funds by hosting donation drives for Goodwill closes on Jan. 17
SAN ANTONIO - Non-profit groups with fundraising goals only have until January 17 to apply to host a Goodwill collection drive in 2014.
In its first year, Goodwill’s innovative “Partners for Good” donation drive program helped several non-profit groups raise tens of thousands of dollars by hosting donation drives for Goodwill.
The Texas Children’s Choir, a San Antonio-based group that performs locally, nationally and internationally, staged the year’s biggest donation drive, earning $8,000. Since the program began in February 2013, community groups have completed 48 donation drives, generating more than $91,000 in support of Goodwill’s non-profit partners.
As the program enters its second year, Goodwill is accepting applications through January 17 from 501(c)(3) non-profit groups seeking to participate in Partners for Good in 2014. For more information or to receive an application by email, call Goodwill at 210-924-8581 or go online to www.goodwillsa.org to download the application.
In addition to helping organizations meet their fundraising goals, Partners for Good Donation Drives provide items to be used for re-sale at Goodwill.
“This is an excellent opportunity for non-profit groups to raise funds for their own missions while supporting Goodwill’s mission of helping change lives through the power of work,” says Goodwill Vice President of Business Development, Lisa Brunsvold.
Every donation and every purchase at a Goodwill store funds education programs and services that assist people in finding better jobs and building careers.
About Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill helps change lives through the power of work. When you shop or donate at Goodwill, you’re funding educational programs and services that assist people in finding better jobs and building careers. Together with the support of our generous community, partners and employers, Goodwill provides employment, training, educational opportunities and related services to more than 50,000 individuals each year. In addition to operating 18 retail stores, more than 25 donation stations and 10 Good Careers Centers in the communities we serve, Goodwill operates 4 Good Careers Academies and handles 16 contracts for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance.