Girl Scout Troop Collects Clothing for Goodwill

20150522_160158_resizedSecond-grade girl scouts from the Brownie Scout Troop #2426 at Van Cortlandtville E. dropped-off thirty large bags full of clothing and shoes at our Somers Goodwill store in Westchester last week.

John Cavalluzzi, Goodwill Hudson Valley District Manager, toured the young donors and their troop leader, Jen Hayes, who arranged the collection drive for Goodwill NY-NJ. The Brownies learned how their donations support the mission of Goodwill of empowering individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.

They also learned that by donating to Goodwill their unwanted clothing and household goods, they help Goodwill keep these items out of landfills. Last year, Goodwill NY-NJ kept more than 112 million pounds out of local landfills!

For participating in this service learning project, the girl scouts earned badges designed by Goodwill’s PR department.

Somers Goodwill store:
80 Route 6, Baldwin Place, NY 10505
Phone: (914) 621-0781

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