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L to R: Ribbon cutting of new Aurora, IN Attended Donation Center – center, Mayor Donnie W. Hastings, Vanessa Cash, Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce, Connie Cleary, Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, with Goodwill staff Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries is pleased to announce that the organization has opened a new Attended Donation Center in Aurora, Indiana located at 1030 Green Blvd. The new facility will be open for donations Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For the convenience of donors, the center will be staffed by an attendant who will assist contributors with their donations and offer them a receipt. The new donation facility accepts clean, usable clothing and shoes, household items including small electric appliances and kitchen items, seasonal items, sporting goods, furniture, computers and even auto donations. For customer convenience, Ohio Valley Goodwill handles all the paperwork to make vehicle donations as simple and easy as possible. In addition to being able to accept auto donations at the new Aurora, Indiana donation center, Goodwill is encouraging donors to donate their unwanted computers and equipment as Ohio Valley Goodwill is a partner in the Dell Reconnect program. Working together with Dell, Goodwill collects and recycles e-waste to keep it from going into landfills. The Dell and Goodwill partnership was formed because Goodwill has a long-standing reputation as an entrepreneurial leader, environmental pioneer and social innovator of the “reduce, reuse , re-purpose” movement. The Goodwill/Dell Reconnect partnership offers FREE computer recycling at all Greater Cincinnati retail and donation center locations and helps to raise awareness about the importance of responsibly recycling used computers. “We are so pleased to be a part of the Aurora community and to be able to offer the area a convenient way to donate to Goodwill Industries and be a part of the recycling process,” said Gail Hana, Goodwill’s Vice President for contributed Goods. “The local community has embraced our mission of donating unwanted clothing and household items to support men and women with disabilities when we placed a donation trailer earlier this year at the Hollywood Casino parking lot. We have been so pleased with the support that we’ve received and I know this new Aurora location will receive the same community support,” mentioned Hana. Ohio Valley Goodwill appreciates the donations that it receives from the community helping to benefit the programs and services that it provides for men and women with disabilities, homeless veterans and others with barriers to employment. Last year (2011), the organization served over 3,100 individuals and placed 818 into competitive community jobs. With support from the community, Goodwill puts people to work!