Annual Give to Goodwill Clothing Drive Now Underway At Lenape Regional High Schools
The Lenape Regional High School District (LRHSD) is conducting its annual GIVE TO GOODWILL clothing drive from now until November 17. In keeping with the District’s “better together theme,” Cherokee, Lenape, Shawnee and Seneca High Schools will try together to surpass last year’s cumulative total of 38,000 pounds of donations collected.
Each high school has Goodwill donation boxes conveniently located in their parking lots. Students, faculty, family and friends are encouraged to donate bagged or boxed donations of gently-used clothing, accessories, shoes, toys, books and other small household items.
The GIVE TO GOODWILL Clothing Drive is an annual district wide community service project that was implemented back in 2011. Since then, the District has collected 607,157 pounds of donations for Goodwill. Proceeds from the sale of all donated items collected fund Goodwill’s job training programs and career services that help local residents with disabilities and disadvantages get to work.
“This community service project helps teach our students about the importance of both philanthropy and sustainability. Something as simple as cleaning out a closet makes a huge impact on creating a more sustainable Earth while funding job training and education programs that help those with disabilities to become employed,” said Lenape Regional Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Birnbohm.
According to Goodwill CEO Mark Boyd, it is a pleasure to continue this partnership with the district. “Instilling the importance of donating and reusing America’s resources at a young age goes a long way in creating a donor for life,” he said.
A GIVE TO GOODWILL donation box ribbon cutting event took place on Tuesday, October 17 at Seneca High School. Shown here are from l. to r: Seneca Principal Bradley Bauer, Goodwill President & CEO Mark B. Boyd, Seneca Teacher Amanda Fritsch and students Isabella DiNatale, Hannah Duke and Gweneth Hodgson, along with Lenape Regional Assistant Superintendent Matthew Webb and Superintendent Carol L. Birnbohm, Ed.D.