May 5, 2017
Goodwill Will Also Host Donation Drives at Local Universities
WASHINGTON, DC — Goodwill of Greater Washington (Goodwill) is celebrating Goodwill Industries Week (May 7-13) by recognizing its 35th anniversary of providing custodial services at the Bureau of Engraving & Printing (BEP).
On May 12th, Goodwill and the leadership team at BEP will host a gathering at the government facility featuring presentations and comments by Goodwill of Greater Washington CEO, Catherine Meloy, and Chief of Office of Facilities Support for BEP, Daniel Carver.
In support of the celebration Goodwill is asking our community to share the hashtag, #sharethegood with their social networks urging them to communicate how they are sharing the good they are doing in the community, whether in direct support of Goodwill or any other cause. Goodwill’s goal is to create a dialogue that will inspire others to take a proactive approach to social impact, no matter how big or how small the effort.
Goodwill is also partnering on a campus-wide donation drive with George Mason University called Patriot Pack Out between May 10th and May 17th. A similar donation drive will be conducted at the University of Maryland – College Park between May 12th and May 20th. As students prepare to finish the semester and return home, Goodwill and the universities will have donation drop-off points conveniently set-up around each campus for students to donate any gently used material that they can’t take home such as small appliances, furniture, clothing or books.
All donations will be sold at Goodwill’s 18 area retail stores to help fund the charity’s free job training and employment services for people with disabilities and disadvantages throughout the greater Washington, DC metropolitan region. Goodwill has four career centers in Washington, DC, Arlington, Annandale and Dale City, VA.
Goodwill of Greater Washington
Goodwill of Greater Washington transforms lives and communities through the power of education and employment. Goodwill operates 18 retail stores in the Washington, DC region where it sells high quality donated goods at reasonable prices. All sales help fund Goodwill’s critical workforce development mission.