Goodwill and Universities Team Up for Donation Drives
May 2019 SAVANNAH, GA– Goodwill Southeast Georgia is thrilled to announce that this year students from East Georgia College, Coastal Georgia College, Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus, Savannah State University, and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) donated a combined 101, 770 pounds of items as part of Goodwill Campus Move-Out 2019. A record number of students participated in the program this year, increasing donations by more than 25,000 compared to 2018.
Goodwill organizations around the country team up with local colleges and universities each year to eliminate waste on campuses and divert usable items from landfills. The sale of these donated items fund critical job training and employment service programs for people in our community.
Today’s students are more environmentally conscious and are looking for sustainable ways to repurpose their items when they are getting ready to leave campus. Goodwill’s program is a valuable service to the student-donors, colleges and our local community, providing a win-win situation for all those involved.
“These donated items will be sold in one of our 17 local retail stores with the revenue helping to fund job training and placement services for people overcoming employment barriers in our community,” said Cynthia Barnes, Vice President, Community Engagement for Goodwill Southeast Georgia. “We are very appreciative of the support of all the colleges and universities over the last few years. Initiatives like the campus move-out help us continue to place individuals into life changing work.”
The donations truly make a difference in the lives of others in the community. For instance, one box of donated items can mean on-the-job training for a person trying to advance their career; a desk lamp or old laptop can lead to help in writing a résumé for someone looking for a new job.
Last year, Goodwill Southeast Georgia funded more than 40,000 services from over half a million donations. Support from the community allows Goodwill to continue to shape the local workforce and help place individuals into sustainable employment.
For more information on how Goodwill Southeast Georgia impacts the community and how to donate, go to www.goodwillsega.org.