Back-To-School Clothing Drive
I am always looking for ways to help out and was so excited to share this with you all. Goodwill Industries is partnering with Family Circle Magazine to ensure that every child – regardless of income – can go back to school in style this year. Goodwill and Family Circle are holding a 5 million-pound clothing drive, which runs from this Saturday, August 1 through Wednesday, September 30, 2009. More than 2,300 Goodwill stores are participating and you can find the location nearest you at http://locator.goodwill.org/
Family Circle and Goodwill invite parents to put their gently used adult and kids’ clothes to work by donating them so that another child can have a “new to them” outfit for their first day of school. The donated items will be sold at more than 2,300 Goodwill® retail stores, making affordable, contemporary clothing available to families on a budget. The program will also generate revenue that funds Goodwill’s job training programs and career services to help families achieve economic success.
“Not only is donating to Goodwill a great way to clean out closets and teach your children about gratitude, responsibility and the opportunity to help others, but your donation will help fund support services such as youth programs and childcare so that people can stabilize their families while finding good jobs,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.
Readers can help Goodwill and Family Circle reach their five million pound goal by attaching the donation coupon from the magazine’s September issue with their clothing contribution. Readers can also visit www.shopfamilycircle.com/goodwill to find helpful information about organizing their own Back-to-School Clothing Drives.
Make sure to use the donation coupon to help reach the 5 million goal. I personally will be doing this to get rid of some old clothes then shop for something new. You can always find something unique at Goodwill. Hope you will too!