Goodwill Adds Donation Collections Site in DuncansvilleMay 24, 2012, Press Release
JOHNSTOWN, PA, May 24, 2012—Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies has announced that it has added a donation collection site for donors in Duncansville and surrounding areas. A Goodwill donation truck, staffed by donation attendants, will be in the Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church parking lot at 1211 Third Avenue, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This new location brings the total of Goodwill’s donation sites to 14 throughout Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, and Somerset counties.
“We like to make it convenient for the community to make donations because donations truly are the lifeblood of our nonprofit agency,” said Phyllis J. Bandstra, Goodwill’s President & CEO. She added, “Reverend Rich Morris of Hicks Memorial United Methodist and the staff graciously allow us to use their parking lot location to help us serve the community. They are a valuable community partner.”
Approximately 91 cents of every dollar generated from the sale of donated goods in Goodwill’s 10 retail store funds job training and employment services for people with barriers to employment. In 2011, the agency transformed the community’s generous donations into employment support, job training, or career services for 29,830 individuals in the region.
In addition to serving donors in Duncansville, this newest site will serve residents of Hollidaysburg, Martinsburg, Newry, Roaring Spring, and Williamsburg. Goodwill’s nearby donation sites are in Altoona at 912 Kettle Street and the agency’s Altoona Goodwill retail store at 207 Park Hills Plaza, West Plank Road.
A complete listing of Goodwill’s Goodwill retail stores and donation sites can be found on its website at www.gogoodwill.org under Stores/Donate.
For more information about making donations, please contact David Dryer, Vice-President of Retail Operations at (814) 536-3536, ext. 250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (GICV), Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1962 to empower individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services. Headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, GICV serves individuals with disabilities and disadvantages, dislocated workers, youth, and other job seekers throughout south central Pennsylvania in the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset and a portion of Westmoreland by providing education and career services as well as job placement and postemployment supports. GICV is a community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Learn more at www.gicv.org.