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Letter: Donating to Goodwill

To The Editor:

There are many issues with our current shelter-at-home situation, both positive and difficult.  One thing many people have done to take advantage of the time and feel productive is to clean-out closets and storage.  I would urge people to consider donating gently-used items to Goodwill.  This is a “green” thing to do and it also helps others in the community in many ways.  Donating gently-used clothing or household items to Goodwill keeps these things out of the trash, out of landfills.  It’s like recycling only better.

Donating to Goodwill gives others in the community a chance to purchase these items at a tremendous discount.  This may fill a great need with so many in our community now unexpectedly unemployed.

When you donate to Goodwill, you put people to work, right here in our community.  Goodwill of Southern New England works tirelessly to enhance employment, educational, social and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges right here in Woodbridge.  For more information about what to donate and how it helps, visit Goodwillsne.org.  Please, as you clean house this spring, don’t throw in the trash those things that others may find useful.  You will be doing so much good if you’ll bag or box them to donate to Goodwill once the virus restrictions are lifted.  Thank you!

Roger Hess, Woodbridge
Member, Board of Directors, Goodwill of Southern New England

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