Ohio Valley Goodwill is proud to announce that in honor of Earth Day and it’s 95th Anniversary of service, the organization is joining with Goodwill Industries International in launching the “Donate Movement” in the Greater Cincinnati area. Goodwill Industries International has launched a new innovative public awareness movement to emphasize the positive impact that donating clothing and other household goods can have on communities and the planet. Through the “Donate Movement,” Goodwill is challenging people to rid their closets and homes of unwanted items and put them to good use by donating them.
Other partner organizations include Family Circle Magazine, Hanes, Levi Strauss and Co. and the Planet Green channel along with spokesperson Lorie Marrero, who is the creator of www.clutterdiet.com and author of The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life.
“When you donate the items you no longer need to Goodwill, you are helping someone find a job, strengthening your community and perserving the planet,” said Joe Byrum, President and CEO of Ohio Valley Goodwill. “Your donations also help the environment by allowing other people to repurpose the items so that they can be diverted from landfills.”
Last year, 67 million donors gave items to Goodwill. These donors helped Goodwill agencies provide critical services to nearly 2 million people. Goodwill provides job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based services to people with disabilities, those who lack education or job experience and others facing challenges to finding employment. Goodwill’s mission is fulfilled through the collection and sale of donated goods, which fund these critical programs.
Goodwill is also unveiling a new “D” donation icon with the goal that it will become a universally recognized symbol stamped on donatable items. Businesses have partnered with Goodwill to show their support of the “Donate Movement” and impact positive social change and environmental sustainability in communities everywhere. As an environmental pioneer for more than 105 years, Goodwill hopes that this movement will encourage people to reduce, reuse and repurpose items they no longer need.
“The Donate Movement starts with all of us,” said Joe Byrum, President and CEO of Ohio Valley Goodwill. “Donations are the lifeblood of Goodwill’s mission and, at a time when Goodwill’s services are in great demand, it is crucial that we grow our mission by increasing donations.”
Join Goodwill in donating responsibly at www.cincinnatigoodwill.org. The NEW calculator app on our News Blog page allows you to determine the impact of your donations on providing services to the individuals that Ohio Valley Goodwill serves. Check it out today and join Ohio Valley Goodwill in supporting the Donate Movement!
You can also learn more about how donations help Goodwill’s mission nationally at http://donate.goodwill.org