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GOODWILL OPENS NEW DONATION AND ELECTRONIC DROP-OFF LOCATION IN SANTEE
San Diego, CA – Goodwill Industries of San Diego County is pleased to announce the opening of a staffed Goodwill Storefront Donation Center in Santee in the Best Buy/CVS center; a block east of the popular, almost 3 year old, retail store. Goodwill’s new Storefront Donation Center will make it much easier, and more convenient, for Santee residents to drop off items without fighting the traffic surrounding their retail store.
One of Goodwill’s basic strategies is to reduce, reuse, and recycle. This storefront donation center also accepts donations of computers, televisions, cell phones, plastic bags, printer cartridges, and other electronics; and will sell new Goodwill logo items that have a “ reduce and reuse” connection.
“We listened, Santee!” said Beth Forsberg, Vice President of Operations. Local residents now have the choice of bringing their items into the Storefront, or dropping them off at the back door. “You can still donate and shop at the retail store, but now we’ve given you a second more convenient option” she added.
Goodwill invites local residents to stop in, or drive by, to drop off clean reusable clothing, gently used household goods, and (working or non-working) computers, televisions and other electronics. Donating to Goodwill helps the organization hire and train San Diegans - and assists others in their job search free of charge.
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County is an autonomous, local 501( c) 3 not-for-profit organization, part of an international network of independent charities sharing a common vision. Goodwill’s mission is ‘To get people with disabilities and other barriers to employment jobs by developing their skills and work habits through training and real work.’ Our purpose is ‘Getting People Jobs’. We offer job related programs that serve people with varying levels of ability, giving everyone the skills, the time, and the confidence to get to work. San Diego's Goodwill chooses NOT to conduct traditional fundraising activities; we use the revenue we gain from selling donated items; fee-for-service, reuse, recycling and salvage activities to fund the operation of paid job training programs and employment services. The things you no longer need become the product we use to give real work experience to your neighbors. The local Goodwill has nearly 1,300 employees in San Diego County, and is headquartered in Pt. Loma.
Santee Storefront Donation Center
9740-C Mission Gorge Rd., Santee 92071
NOW OPEN from 9:00am – 7pm
Hours effective 5.18.13: Monday through Saturday, and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
For more information on this, and other locations visit sdgoodwill.org.
In this tough economy, Goodwill Industries® of San Diego County is putting people to work across the region by collecting, processing, and selling your gently-used clothing and household goods in our stores and online. In a little over two years, the local non-profit has grown from 500 employees to 800 in our county.
Goodwill® has over 30 locations http://www.sdgoodwill.org/donationlocations.shtml
in San Diego county open 7 days a week for your convenience. If you don’t have access to a computer, call for the locations 619-225-2200
Goodwill® encourages you to bring your confidential personal paperwork to one of four Secure Document Destruction drop off locations http://www.sdgoodwill.org/ibs.shtml
for secure shredding at a competitive fee, or give us a call to find out about what we offer businesses on a longer term basis that is competitive. This fee-for-service business provides jobs for over 30 San Diegans.
Goodwill® is also the perfect place to come when you’ve received new electronic items, and need to responsibly recycle your older models http://www.sdgoodwill.org/cr.shtml
. Our partnership with Dell Inc. http://www.dellreconnect.com
helps to assure an environmentally responsible recycling opportunity.
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