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Goodwill Drive to Victory

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 1:47 PM
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Congrats to our 2017 winners, Brookville High School! 

Click here to find your community’s Arby’s location!

The Goodwill Stores Drive to Victory is in its 11th season with WHIO-TV. Drive to Victory is a friendly competition each week between two local high schools that battle off the field in a donation drive benefiting Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley. 

Since 2007, the Goodwill Stores Drive to Victory campaign has generated more than one million pounds of clothing and household items along with more than 75 vehicles from around the Miami Valley. These items are sold in stores and at the auto auction, with proceeds supporting the mission of helping people with disabilities and other needs here in the community. 

NEW THIS YEAR: Arby’s is partnering with the Goodwill Drive to Victory. Each week a Goodwill Store donation trailer will be placed at that areas Arby’s location beginning Monday prior to that week’s game on Friday. During the week, Goodwill attendants will accept donations of clothing, household items and computers. Receipts for the tax deductible donation will be available from the attendant and coupons from Arby’s will also be given when you make your donation. 

Cars, trucks, boats and RVs can also be donated and counted toward the school’s weekly total. Call 228-AUTO to donate or find out more details on how a vehicle donation can be made. 

On Friday, the trailers will be picked up and weighed. The school that has collected the most weight will be announced on Friday night during Touchdown 7 and will receive a $300 scholarship from Arby’s. 

At the conclusion of the season the school that has collected the most weight during their Drive to Victory week has the chance to win up to $1,300 total for their scholarship funds. 

Learn more about Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley programs and services that are supported by your donations by visiting www.gesmv.org

Here’s how you can help your school win: 

  • Each week a Goodwill Store donation trailer will be placed at each of the selected Arby’s locations beginning Monday prior to that week’s game on Friday. 
  • During the week, Goodwill attendants will accept your donations of clothing, household items and computers that you dropped off at your school’s donation trailer. 
  • Receipts for your tax deductible donation will be available.  

Drive to Victory tips: 

  • Computers and book donations are a great way to add weight to your schools total. 
  • You can also help your school weight total by donating your old vehicle during the Drive to Victory contest. Just call 228-AUTO to donate or find out more details on how donation will add 1,000 pounds to your school. 
  • On Friday, the trailers will be picked up and weighed. The school that has collected the most weight will be announced on Friday night during Touchdown 7 and will receive a $300 scholarship from Arby’s. 

At the conclusion of the season the school that has collected the most weight during their Drive to Victory week has the chance to win up to $1,300 total for their scholarship funds. 

Help your school win by making your donation today!