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Town of Niagara Goodwill drive

by jmaloni
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:40 pm

The Town of Niagara is partnering with Goodwill Industries of Western New York to hold a community-wide donation drive from Monday, Jan. 27, through Sunday, Feb. 2, in the Town Hall parking lot on Lockport Road.

Goodwill will provide an attendant at the drive on Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Receipts for tax purposes will be available.

Donations also are being accepted during business hours at both the Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda locations of the Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union.

The need is especially great for gently used household items, furniture and electronics to be sold in Goodwill's retail stores.

All presenting donors will receive a Green Savings Card courtesy of Fashion Outlets of Niagara.

"Donations to Goodwill allow us to provide job training, employment placement services and other community based programs to people with disabilities, those who lack education or work experience and others facing challenges to finding employment," said Lisa Churakos, director of retail and donated goods. "Last year, more than 2,700 persons with vocational barriers participated in our programs. The community's support is vital to this effort and can really make an impact. For example, a donation of one bag of clothes can provide one hour of resume preparation assistance to someone looking for work."

Donations are always accepted at Goodwill's Attended Donation Centers throughout the area including a new location at 7200 Niagara Falls Blvd. in the Tops Plaza. Groups or businesses are also encouraged to host a donation drive to benefit Goodwill of WNY.

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