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Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to partner for the first time with the Llanfair Retirement community in North College Hill for a community donation drive on Wednesday, September 23rd. The day-long event was held on the campus of the Llanfair facility but welcomed area residents as well.
Llanfair Community Liaison, Peg Ashbrock, commented that she was thrilled about the new partnership with Goodwill. “We’ve been working with our residents for many years on the idea of choosing to donate possessions that they no longer need but could be of benefit to others and to do so in an environmentally friendly way. Working with Goodwill was the perfect way to address all of our needs for the residents that we serve,” said Ashbrock. The Goodwill community donation van was prominently located on the Llanfair campus during the day-long event and the attendant on duty, Marty Schmidt was well-liked by all of the members of the Llanfair team. “Marty was so helpful and polite during the donation drive. It made it really fun to work with him throughout the day,” commented Ashbrock.
The first-ever Llanfair donation drive event collected almost 2000 pounds of donated items including clothing, shoes, lamps, dishes, books and other household items. “Ohio Valley Goodwill is very grateful to the Llanfair retirement community team and their residents for their generous donations and enthusiastic welcome to the campus,” said Sharon Hannon, Goodwill Interim Marketing Director. “We look forward to expanding our partnership with Llanfair and other retirement communities in the Greater Cincinnati area in the future,” added Hannon.
Donations to Goodwill are used to support the organization’s almost 100 year old mission of putting people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans to work in our community. For more information about donating to Goodwill, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/donate.