Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Goodwill of Central Illinois Recycle Your Style Contest


Goodwill of Central Illinois will hold the 3rd Annual Recycle Your Style Contest. High school students within Goodwill’s territory are encouraged to donate their used clothing. The high school that donates the most pounds of clothing will win a SMART Board donated by Bradfield’s Computer Supply. The contest runs from October 1st through October 31st.

“We are excited to once again give a local high school the chance to win a SMART Board, compliments of Bradfield’s,” said Jim Lynch, Goodwill’s Director of Development.

“We want these young people to see that recycling can take many forms and that by donating, they are helping us continue our mission of supporting individuals and families who are working to better their lives.”

In 2010, Eureka High School was the contest winner with over 3,000 pounds of donations. The total amount of clothing donated for the entire contest was nearly 15,000 pounds.

Donations of items other than clothing are encouraged, but only clothing will count toward the contest. Only high schools are eligible, but others can participate including teachers, family and school supporters. Donors need to tell the Goodwill donation attendant which high school they are supporting. Donations can be made at any of Goodwill’s nine stores or three donation centers. Goodwill locations and a territory map can be found at www.goodwillpeo.org.

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois is a non-profit organization that provides job training, career and vocational services and youth mentoring to individuals and families who are working to improve their lives.  Revenues from the sale of donated items support the Vocational Services programs of Goodwill.  For further information on retail stores, donation centers and vocational services, visit the website at www.goodwillpeo.org or call the Administrative Offices at (309) 682-1113.

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