Don’t hate this Valentine’s Day. Donate.
Monday, February 6 through Tuesday, February 14, Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas will accept all that stuff an ex-boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse left behind after the break up at one of its more than 14 donation centers across the region as part of the nonprofit’s second annual “Dump Your Ex’s Stuff” donation drive.
Goodwill donation ambassadors will also accept items that may remind you of him or her. For example, the set of dishes you got as a wedding present. The cell phone you used to text each other all night long. Or the dress, tie or sweater you wore on that first date.
By turning ill-will towards an ex into Goodwill, donors can turn break ups into opportunities for others. Goodwill’s mission programs are funded through the sale of donated goods in retail stores, online and through recycling partners.
When you donate to Goodwill, you empower job seekers in our 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.
Your donations are given a “second life.” 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 our 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, every time you donate to Goodwill you receive a donation receipt and a tax write off. So there’s no excuse for you not to turn that animosity into generosity and feel the love for your community this Valentine’s Day.
To find a Goodwill donation location near you please visit: www.mokangoodwill.org .All items donated to Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas as part of the Dump Your Ex’s Stuff donation drive must be the sole property of the donor. Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas and participating partners are not liable for items donated that do not belong to the individual donating.