For a quarter of a century, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. has collaborated with regional dry cleaning establishments to provide a convenient, accessible option for donating unwanted items to Goodwill through Project Wear and Share. This March, nearly 30 dry cleaners in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Clinton, Farragut, Maryville, Sevierville, and Morristown are lending a helping hand to help create job opportunities in their communities.
This annual material drive provides community members with the opportunity to donate gently used materials such as clothing and linens to a dry cleaner in their neighborhood. Following a complimentary cleaning service, donated materials will be sold at one of Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc.’s 30 area retail facilities.
Proceeds from the sales of these donations will benefit Goodwill and its efforts to provide vocational training and employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment. In 2014, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville served over 4,000 individuals.
Donation boxes for Project Wear and Share are available throughout the month of March. Find more information about Project Wear and Share, including a list of participating dry cleaners, at www.gwiktn.org, or contact the Goodwill Marketing Department at 865.588.8567.