Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to participate in two Earth Day events held in Greater Cincinnati this week in honor of the annual celebration. On Monday, April 22nd and in recognition of Earth Day, George Palmer, Goodwill’s Director of Public Relations and Marketing participated in an event held at the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center where a dozen other exhibitors helped visitors learn more about effective ways to recycle and help the environment. Other participants in this event included Greenworks, Metro, VRide, Matthew 25 Ministries, as well as divisions of the VA and other local organizations. The event reached out to more than 400 individuals and helped to recognize the significance of how every day can be Earth Day when we choose to recycle!
Again on Wednesday, April 24th, Palmer was a exhibitor at the Earth Day Fair held at Procter & Gamble’s Fabric and Home Care Innovation Center in St. Bernard, where more than 500 staff and visitors participated in the day-long event to learn more about ways individuals and families can effectively recycle in their homes and offices. Joining Goodwill were representatives from Rumpke, The Ohio State University-Hamilton Co. Extension, Hamilton County Soil & Water, the Energy Alliance, Gorman Heritage Farm, Hamilton County Parks, Green Umbrella and other organizations. “Goodwill is always pleased to participate in Earth Day activities like this because it helps individuals and groups to better understand how our organization is really an important part of the recycling process and that we’ve been doing so for a very long time,” said Palmer. Goodwill also recycles computers and electronic waste through its Dell Reconnect program, which it has been a participant in for well over a year. In the past year, Ohio Valley Goodwill has recycled more than a million pounds of computers and electronic product.
Goodwill is always happy to participate in Earth Day activities because it helps to make the connection between recycling and Goodwill’s mission of using donations of clothing and household items to meet its important mission of putting people to work! Donations to Ohio Valley Goodwill are sold in its network of 15 retail stores and the income that is realized is used to provide programs and services for men and women with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. Goodwill thanks the Greater Cincinnati area for its support!