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Dry Cleaners, Goodwill Team Up to Make a Difference
By: 
Erin Rosolina
Date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

For the 27th year in a row, dozens of regional dry cleaners and coming together to support job training in their community through Goodwill’s Project Wear and Share. This annual clothing drive, a collaboration between Goodwill Industries-Knoxville and participating dry cleaning establishments, is designed to raise awareness about Goodwill’s vocational services while providing dozens of new opportunities to donate unneeded clothes and linens.

Donations will be sold at Goodwill’s 28 regional thrift stores; proceeds will benefit Goodwill’s vocational training and employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment. Training programs range from computer literacy to certified nurse assistant courses, career assessment and planning to job placement services. In 2016, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville served over 3,750 individuals in their 15-county East Tennessee service area.

Participating dry cleaners are located in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Farragut, Maryville, Alcoa, Seymour, Sevierville, and Morristown. Donations can be made at any participating cleaner during their regular business hours. Helpful donations include gently used clothing, shoes and linens.

Find a list of participating dry cleaners at www.goodwillknoxville.org or contact the Goodwill Marketing Team at 865.588.8567.

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About Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc.

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. operates 28 retail locations throughout its 15-county service area in East Tennessee. The purpose of Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. is to provide vocational services and employment opportunities for people with barriers to employment. In 2016, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. served over 3,750 individuals in East Tennessee.

For more information, call 865.588.8567 or visit www.goodwillknoxville.org.

 

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