That’s right! In just a week the students at Ray Pec Middle School collected 7000 pounds of clothing for Goodwill! It’s part of their Green Week Project. Ray Pec Mom Kaycie Reasoner organized the drive as a project for her sustainability class at UMKC. She’s an Environmental Sciences major.
In just a few days the students collected 4500 pounds of clothes. They filled a school bus and a U-Haul truck as temporary storage until the Goodwill truck could pick up the donations! Students and parents even asked for the drive to be extended over the weekend. By the time the drive was over they’d collected 7000 pounds! They even got some media attention. Click here to see! We’re looking to partner with more schools in the Greater KC area. Contact us at email@example.com or 816.842.7425 ext. 246 to learn more.
Our new store in Bonner Springs is now open. Come check it out and let us know what you think! We moved across the street from our old, rented space to a 12,700 square foot store that we built from the ground up. Our new location at 525 South 129th Street has a 9,000 square-foot sales floor, convenient drive through donation and, coming this summer, a GoodWORKS center where anyone can find free job search help and resources. Be sure to let us know what you think of the all new Bonner Springs! Comment on facebook, twitter or click here to fill out a survey. We value your support and input to fulfill our mission of strengthening individuals, families and communities in need through the Power of Work.
Here’s another example of our mission in action!
Nearly half a dozen young adults with disabilities are a part of the work force thanks to Goodwill and its Project SEARCH partners, and many more are starting the successful program. Modeled on an internationally recognized employment training program developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the North Kansas City Project SEARCH program hosted by Children’s Mercy joins students with developmental disabilities, businesses, job coaches and vocational rehabilitation counselors. They all work toward one goal…giving students the tools they need to obtain and maintain employment after high school.“It was really cool getting to meet new people and experience different things,” says former intern Drew Conway who now has a job. Click here to read the rest of his story.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming GoodEVENTS!
GOOD TURN FOR GOODWILL
ZONA ROSA SPRING DONATION DRIVE