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This Earth Day, Save, Shop at and Donate to Goodwill® to Help People in Communities
Goodwill’s commitment to sustainability and job creation makes for a happier planet.
Every year, people clean out their closets and homes to start fresh for the spring season. This Earth Day, Ohio Valley Goodwill is encouraging people to live more sustainable lifestyles and help people in their local communities find jobs. In addition, people can shop at Ohio Valley Goodwill’s 17 “Best of Cincinnati” retail stores and save while collectively diverting more than 49 million pounds of items from landfills impacting environmental sustainability. By shopping at and donating to Goodwill, you can people find employment, and build their work skills.
Goodwill’s donation-resale model extends the life of clothing and other goods, and earns revenue for Goodwill job training programs, employment placement services and other important social services. Donating to Goodwill is a simple way to begin living more sustainably. “Revenue raised through the sale of donated goods creates employment opportunities and important social services to help transform someone’s life. This is all done through the simple act of cleaning out a closet,” said Jeff Eastham, Operations Director. “Making a commitment to reduce, reuse and repurpose this Earth Day weekend is as simple as heading to the nearest Goodwill store or donation center.”
Every donation to Ohio Valley Goodwill provides training and employment services, job training and other community-based services such as career counseling, and résumé preparation for people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans facing challenges to finding employment. Last year, almost 1000 people obtained jobs and more than 3500 received services from Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries.
This year Earth Day weekend will be more exciting than ever with a brand NEW Furniture Donation partnership with IKEA being held on Saturday, April 22nd from 10 am until 6 pm at their West Chester location as well as Goodwill’s 4th annual Electronics Recycling Celebration on Sunday, April 23rd from 11 am until 5 pm at all 33 Greater Cincinnati Donation locations. For a convenient list of Goodwill Donation Centers, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/donate.
This Earth Day weekend, plan to Shop, Save and Donate to Goodwill! Please help us in our commitment to help preserve the planet- it’s a good thing for all of us!