Goodwill of Central Illinois will sell items from the Ransburg Collection in 5 of their Central Illinois stores. The stores carrying the merchandise include; both Peoria stores, as well as East Peoria, Pekin and Washington.
The collection was donated by Zan Ransburg, wife of the late David Ransburg, former mayor of Peoria. The collection of painted bowls, cookie jars, pitchers, bread boxes and more were produced by David’s grandfather, Harper Ransburg’s company beginning in 1911. Harold Ransburg, David’s father, left his own legacy on the company by developing an electrostatic painting process which was patented in 1941.
“These pieces are a true part of history and we are honored to make them available to the people of Central Illinois,” said Don Johnson, Goodwill President and CEO. “Donations help fund our free services, but this donation also celebrates a very special family.”
Goodwill’s free programs are possible through the sale of your donated items. Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois serves 21 counties within Central Illinois. Goodwill offers employment services, veterans’ support services, operates a veterans’ home and employs more than 300 people. For more information visit Goodwill’s website at www.goodwillpeo.org.