The goal is to raise $25,000 to help people devastated by Hurricane Dorian
For the next two weeks, Sept. 5-19, 2019, shoppers at Goodwill Industries-Suncoast stores will be invited to round up their purchases to support relief efforts in the Bahamas for victims of Hurricane Dorian. Donations from Goodwill’s Round Up program usually go to support the agency’s employment services, but this special Round Up collection will be donated to the American Red Cross and will be a direct pass-through to the Bahamas Red Cross to assist people affected by the storm. Goodwill has a goal or raising $25,000 to help people in the Bahamas who may have lost everything as a result of Hurricane Dorian.
Goodwill-Suncoast is collecting and donating cash to help with the relief efforts rather than collecting material donations because of the challenges in getting donated items to people in need.
Cashiers at all 20 retail stores and three outlet stores operated by Goodwill-Suncoast will also accept hurricane relief donations from people who don’t make purchases, with these funds being forwarded to the Red Cross. Goodwill-Suncoast stores are in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, Highlands and Marion counties. For store locations, visit https://goodwill-suncoast.org/store-locations/
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. The organization’s successful donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties in West Central Florida including employment services, training and job placement for people with disabilities, a children’s literacy program, affordable apartment communities for seniors and people with disabilities, and community corrections programs. For more information, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org.