Earth Day Weekend was filled with recycling-themed community outreach events for Ohio Valley Goodwill. On Saturday, April 22nd, the organization partnered with IKEA for the first time to host a first-ever national ‘furniture take back’ event as part of the ‘IKEA Sustainable Living Your Way Event’ at IKEA stores. Held at the West Chester IKEA location, Goodwill was on hand to accept donated furniture items. Generous donors received a coupon for $20 off a $150 IKEA purchase. “Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to be part of the first-time event which helped to promote the message of recycling responsibly and at the same time supporting the mission of helping put people to work in our community,” said George Palmer, Marketing Director. Dozens of donors stopped by to drop off furniture items and to find out more about the Earth Day event.On Sunday, April 23rd, Goodwill held its 4th Annual Electronics Recycling Celebration event at all 33 of its Greater Cincinnati donation locations in partnership with electronics recycling vendor, Cohen Electronics Recycling. As in past Earth Day recycling donation events, community members took advantage of the opportunity to recycle their outdated electronic equipment in a responsible way by choosing to donate to Goodwill. While the organization accepts donations of electronic equipment every day at all of its locations, the Earth Day weekend celebration event is held Earth Day weekend just to bring special attention to Goodwill’s commitment to environmental preservation and raise awareness of its support of responsible recycling. Annually, the organization helps to divert more than 49,000,000 pounds of donated product from area landfills.
Between the two Earth Day themed events, Goodwill collected more than 20,000 pounds of donated furniture and unwanted electronic equipment. “As always, Goodwill is so grateful to the Greater Cincinnati community which has helped the organization fulfill its century long mission of helping people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans to attain personal success,” said Sharon Hannon, Marketing Manager. “It is only through generous community donations that Goodwill’s mission of service is possible.”
To find out more about Ohio Valley Goodwill and its mission of service to the Greater Cincinnati community, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/about. Goodwill thanks Greater Cincinnati donors for their generous support of Earth Day weekend recycling events. For a list of all 33 Goodwill donation centers, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/donate.