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Earth Month 2024

In honor of Earth Month, Goodwill hosting a six-county donation drive

Clothing, sneakers and shoes, small household appliances are needed most


Earth Month is an important time to reflect on our planet and our impact on it. This month-long event is dedicated to raising awareness about the environment and promoting sustainable practices to protect the earth. It is a time to take action to reduce our carbon footprint, recycle, conserve water and energy, plant trees, and spread awareness about the importance of preserving the environment. Earth Month serves as a reminder that we all share a responsibility to protect and preserve the natural world for future generations.

And Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is doing its part.

The average American family of four produces about 18 pounds of trash every day – or 6,570 pounds a year – resulting in nearly 140 million tons of garbage filling U.S. landfills every year. In honor of Earth Month, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida (GICF) is taking a stand. We invite community members to “Choose Secondhand First” by participating in a six-county donation drive on Saturday, April 20. Your participation can help us divert significant waste from landfills, making a real difference in our environment.

Donors across Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia, Seminole, and Lake counties can drop off unwanted or no longer needed household goods at any of GICF’s 29 retail stores or 16 Donation Xpress locations. Clothes, sneakers and shoes, and small household appliances are always needed and in high demand.

Donations allow Goodwill to provide low-cost goods to the community, a service that is more important than ever. Your donations also play a crucial role in generating resources and jobs for Central Floridians. Revenue earned through the sales of gently used items finances the organization’s employment placement and job skills training services, directly benefiting our community.

In 2023, GICF diverted nearly 24 million pounds of clothing and household goods from local landfills.

To find the nearest Goodwill location, visit https://www.GoodwillCFL.org/locations/.               

In Apopka, Goodwill is located at 1312 East Semoran Boulevard, Apopka, FL 32703

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Phone: (407) 720-3311

Store Days/Hours: Mon-Sat 9 A.M.-9 P.M., Sun 10 A.M.-8 P.M. 

About Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc. (GICF) 

For 65 years, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has provided vocational and job placement services to tens of thousands of people living in Central Florida. Through 31 retail/outlet stores and 16 Donation Xpress locations in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake, and Volusia counties, Goodwill diverted nearly 24 million pounds of clothing and household items from landfills in 2023. Goodwill Industries of Central Florida directly channels more than 90 percent of its annual revenue into programs that enable individuals to secure meaningful employment, achieve their personal goals, and thrive economically.


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