Goodwill Drive to Victory

Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 4:32 PM

HOW DOES IT WORK? 

The Goodwill Stores Donation Mgr will contact the participating school’s marching band prior to the actual drive. During this time, we will work with the contact person and discuss the best location to put the donation trailer. The trailer needs to be located somewhere at the school for the campaign and we recommend in a highly visible spot. 

The Goodwill donation trailer will be delivered to your school on Monday by 12:00 noon. Goodwill attendants will be assigned to work the trailers at your school. Attendant’s hours will be Monday Noon – 7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8 am – 7 pm and Fri. 8 am – Noon. They will be responsible for customer service, donation receipts and securing the trailer each night. Attendants will also be able to answer questions on items we cannot accept for safety reasons. 

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What Can You Donate 

  • Clothing Shoes Toys Household Items Housewares 
  • Jewelry Books Furniture Small working appliances 
  • Medical Equipment Computers Electronics Household Textiles 
  • Cars Trucks Boats RV’s 

Anyone can contribute beginning Monday at noon, ending Friday at noon. 

Goodwill will remove the donation trailer on Friday afternoon to be weighed. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL ITEMS ARE IN THE TRAILER BY NOON. The School Band with the most weight will be declared the winner for that week and receive a $400 scholarship from Arby’s. The other School Band participating that week will receive a $200 scholarship from Arby’s. 

Your School Band can also receive a bonus by having someone donate a car, truck, boat or RV during the collection period. If you have a donor who would like to donate a vehicle, have them call 228-AUTO. Tell the operator the Band Name they would like it to qualify for and the Band will receive a 1000-pound bonus. 

At the end of the regular High School Band Season, the School Band that collected the most items by weight, during their assigned week, will be declared the Drive to Victory 2019 Champion and will receive an additional $1000.00 scholarship courtesy of Arby’s. 

NEW IN 2019: 

Show your school spirit this year for the chance at an extra $1,000! Here’s how you can do it: 

Post pictures or videos of your friends and families while donating to the Goodwill Drive to Victory. Post to any or all social media channels of your choice! It can be either Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley, YOUR school’s social media page, WHIOTV’s facebook page or simply email to Cindy Carusone at c.carusone@gesmv.org! But, make sure to reference your photos or videos with #drivetovictory! 

Then, at the end of the regular season, a panel of judges from WHIO-TV and Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley will judge the school that shows the most spirit and that school will be awarded an additional $1,000 towards your scholarship funds! 

Spread the word! Get your community out and share the news of your donation today!