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During the week of May 13th through the 20th, Ohio Valley Goodwill’s new soon-to-be Oxford store location served as the Donation HQ for the 2015 ShareFest event. This annual donation drive helps Miami University students support their community and recycle responsibly when they move out at the end of the school year. The donations collected are shared with area non-profits to support their mission of service to the region. The results are now in and Ohio Valley Goodwill is pleased to report that through the very generous donations of the Miami University students as well as community members, more than 52,000 pounds of donated product was collected by Goodwill. This is a wonderful outcome for Goodwill as a first-time partner in the ShareFest event.
The best news, however, was the very positive relationships that were formed with Goodwill team members and ShareFest organizers and volunteers. ShareFest coordinator Dr. Carol Michael said in an email following the event, “all of your staff were friendly, helpful, and cooperative. We LOVED having your Goodwill truck to take all the items that it did.” The results were also wonderful for other ShareFest partners with more than one ton of food being donated to the Oxford Community Choice Pantry and other donations given to support the other recipient groups involved including Butler County Children Services. Ohio Valley Goodwill is proud to have been a partner in the 2015 ShareFest donation drive and looks forward to establishing its official presence in the Oxford community when its new retail store and drive-thru donation center opens in the Fall of this year. Follow us on Facebook for more updates at www.facebook.com/cincigoodwill or Twitter @GoodwillCinci.