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Thousands Clean Out Closets to Support Services for People with Disabilities
Dayton – Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley and Elder-Beerman encouraged consumers to think of spring shopping as an early opportunity to do good by “wearing it forward” during the semi-annual Goodwill Sale, which took place March 7–22. Individuals donated their used clothing and household textile items at Elder-Beerman stores and were then rewarded with discounts at Elder-Beerman stores.
This semi-annual event prompted thousands of people to clean out their closets and donate to support Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley’s mission. More than 66,000 pounds of donations were collected during the two-week period. Donations will be sold at Goodwill stores in a 23-county area and the revenues will fund employment placement programs and other community-based services that help people gain dignity and independence through the power of work.
“Each donation to Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley will be sold in our stores and the revenues are funneled back into the community to provide job training and placement opportunities for people who face challenges to finding employment,” said Amy Luttrell, President of Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley. “The Goodwill Sale enables our organization to provide people with a full set of tools they need to support themselves and their families, today and in the future."
“We are grateful for the many customers who continually support the Goodwill Sale and help make a positive impact on the lives of people in our communities,” said Brendan L. Hoffman, president and chief executive officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “Our nearly 18-year successful partnership with Goodwill demonstrates our commitment to being positive participants in the communities we serve.”