Celebrate Earth Day, Sat., April 21 with
Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza
April 18, 2018 (Kansas City, Missouri) – Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas is celebrating Earth Day, Sat., April 21 with a recycling extravaganza: Sat., April 21 from 8a to 2p at the Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd., Overland Park , KS 66210). In addition, all 14 Goodwill donation centers around Greater Kansas City will be open and ready to accept donations.
For more than 120 years, Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has been committed to environmental preservation and helping Greater Kansas City to recycle responsibly. Annually, Goodwill diverts 15 million pounds of unwanted items from landfills.
All donations are given a ‘second life” in the greater Kansas City community. 90¢ of every dollar Goodwill spends supports local programs and services that empower people with disadvantages and different abilities to earn and keep employment.
While only the highest quality items end up on Goodwill’s shelves and on ShopGoodwill.com, the remaining items are diverted from landfills and head to Goodwill’s outlet and salvage facility in Kansas City, Missouri. When items go to salvage, they are sorted and redirected to partners that recycle and repurpose cloth, plastic, metal, electronics, paper and more. Finally, all donations to Goodwill are tax deductible.
- Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 (Earth Day)
- Time and Place: 8am-2pm at Johnson County Community College
- What to bring: Goodwill will be collecting clothing, housewares, small appliances, toys and many other things. There will be various recycling organizations on-site that will be collecting confidential documents, usable building material, clothing, housewares, small appliances, toys, bicycles, fluorescent bulbs, garden tools, shoes, pet supplies, musical instruments, eyeglasses, sunglasses, mattresses and box springs, and electronics.
- Fun Fact: In 2016, 81,000 pounds of electronics, 49,250 pounds of paper, 165 bicycles, 9,000 pounds of books, 540 pairs of shoes and truckloads of housewares and building material were dropped off at Overland Park's two recycling events. Let’s see if we can beat that record!
About Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas
Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit agency whose mission is to empower people with disadvantages and different abilities to earn and keep employment through individualized programs and services. In 2015, nearly 1.5 million purchases and 450,000 donations funded our mission. 90¢ of every dollar Goodwill spends supports the mission locally with programs like Quest Academy which gives urban youth with disadvantages and different abilities a real-life work experience and soft skills to enter the workforce, GoodWORKS Career Resource Centers, which provide free career exploration assistance and is open to the public, and the Career Impact Program that pairs individuals with different abilities with career navigators and career coaches to succeed in the workplace.
Goodwill has a rich history of more than 120 years of service in and around Kansas City. The agency has 14 stores with additional donation sites and GoodWORKS Career Resource Centers.
As a member of Goodwill Industries International, we are a part of the world's largest and most successful network to provide employment and training services for people with different abilities.
Goodwill is a leader in sustainability, annually diverting 15 million pounds of computers, paper, clothing and textiles from area landfills, recovering the value through resale and recycle.