GOODWILL OPENS NEW DATES FOR "PARTNERS FOR GOOD" DONATION DRIVE PROGRAM
Schools, clubs, and other groups can raise thousands while collecting items for Goodwill
SAN ANTONIO – Goodwill is opening new dates for their fun and innovative donation drive program that benefits both the non-profit organization and community groups with fundraising goals. New dates will be available beginning in late June 2014.
To date, Goodwill has finalized plans to team up with over 19 non-profit groups this year to host donation drives and is looking to partner with many more.
Through "Partners for Good," community organizations such as sports teams, service groups and school clubs can raise thousands of dollars by hosting their own Goodwill donation drives. The club or group hosting the donation drive will receive funds based on the amount of usable donated items collected.
"This is a win-win for Goodwill and for a lot of groups in the community that need opportunities to raise money for their programs," says Marla Jackson, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of San Antonio. "Donation drives help support Goodwill programs and services while also helping organizations meet their fundraising goals."
Here's how it works: the hosting organization chooses a date and a location for the event. Goodwill will deliver a donation trailer to the hosting group's site on the scheduled date. Goodwill attendants will be on site for six hours to pack the trailer with usable donations. The hosting organization can receive up to $1,000 for every 26-foot trailer full of acceptable donation items.
Acceptable donation items include computers and computer accessories; electronics; housewares; home décor; small household appliances; cookware and dishes; books and toys, as well as gently used clothing items.
All items must be in good, clean sellable condition. Donors will receive a tax receipt for their donation.
In addition to helping organizations meet their fundraising goals, the drives provide items for re-sale at Goodwill. Every donation and every purchase at a Goodwill store funds education programs and services that assist people in finding better jobs and building career paths for a better future.
For more information or to receive a "Partners for Good" toolkit by email, call Goodwill at 210-924-8581.
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 are 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 San Antonio, New Braunfels, Seguin, Laredo and surrounding areas, Goodwill operates 3 Good Careers Academies and handles 17 contracts for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance.