November 24, 2015
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Goodwill Donate-a-thon Celebrates NEW YEAR’S EVE–
LAST CHANCE TO GIVE BACK & GET A TAX BREAK
Goodwill Throws New Year’s Eve December 31st Block Party to Celebrate, Fund Job Training Programs to help people with a second chance, and Thank Donors
WHO: Goodwill CEO Maureen Sedonaen, Community Leaders, Goodwill donors benefiting from that last minute 2015 tax break, Goodwill Donation Ambassadors, Goodwill Staff, San Francisco Boys’ Chorus, Live Band and more
WHAT: Goodwill Donate-a-thon Highlights
- Goodwill Donate-a-thon thanks donors who give throughout the year and during Donate-a-thon. As a result of donations Goodwill placed more than 650 people in local jobs this year, creating a dignified path out of poverty for people in need.
- Goodwill Donate-a-thon Donors will be treated to live music, entertainment, and SF Zoo and movie ticket giveaways as a “thank you” for supporting Goodwill’s job training and placement programs for local people in need of a second chance.
- Goodwill Donate-a-thon is a celebration of over 25 million pounds of materials diverted from local landfills.
- Goodwill Donate-a-thon at Goodwill’s Mission Street donation drop is a donation sensation party on the busiest donation day of the year.
- Donating to Goodwill on New Year’s Eve Day is becoming an annual tradition for families.
WHERE: Goodwill Truck Yard at 1500 Mission Street
On Mission Street between 10th and 11th streets
WHEN: New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31st 2015 from 7am-5pm
The last day of the year to get a tax receipt for donated goods.
VISUALS: More than 700 donors expected with cars lining Mission Street
San Francisco Boys’ Chorus, live Goodwill Donate-a-thon band; donations of computers, toys, jewelry, clothes and household goods; “inside-out” warehouse sorting donations outside; traffic cop keeping traffic flowing
WHY: Goodwill’s Mission
These much-needed donations from the Donate-a-thon will fund Goodwill’s job training and placement programs that give local people a second chance and a dignified path out of poverty.
Goodwill CEO & Spokesperson