Goodwill Donate-a-thon Celebrates 600 Plus Local Job Placements for People in Need- Powered by the Support of Goodwill Donors & Shoppers

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"Cheer SF" Cheerleader Performance Kicks-off Goodwill's Annual Donate-a-thon Drive- Goodwill Throws December 31st Block Party to Celebrate, Fund Job Programs and Thank Donors

Goodwill Donate-a-thon Bellhop directing and thanking donors

"Thanks to donors who give throughout the year and during Donate-a-thon, Goodwill placed more than 600 people in local jobs this year, creating a dignified path out of poverty for people in need.

Who: Cheer SF, San Francisco Girl Scouts, Goodwill donors, People donating for a last minute 2013 tax break, Goodwill Donation Ambassadors, Goodwill Staff, Costumed Bell Hops, Live 10 Member House Band, Costumed characters (Marilyn Monroe, Macklemore)

What: Goodwill Donate-a-thon
*Thanks to donors who give throughout the year and during Donate-a-thon, Goodwill placed more than 600 people in local jobs this year, creating a dignified path out of poverty for people in need
*Celebration of over 21 million pounds of materials diverted from local landfills this year
*Donating to Goodwill on New Year’s Eve Day is becoming an annual tradition for families
*Goodwill’s Mission Street donation drop is transforming into a donation sensation party on the busiest donation day of the year
*Donors will be treated to a Cheer SF performance, live house music, uniformed bell hop service, red carpet photo booth, free snacks and movie and SF Zoo ticket giveaways all to support job training and placement programs for local people in need of a second chance.

Where: Goodwill Truckyard at 1500 Mission Street
On Mission street between 10th and 11th streets

When: Tuesday, December 31st 2013 from 7am-5pm
The last day of the year to get a tax receipt for donated goods.

Visuals: More than 700 donors expected with cars lining Mission Street
Cheer SF Cheerleaders, San Francisco Girl Scouts (in uniform), red carpet photo booth, live Goodwill house band, costumed bell hops, donations of toys, clothes, technology and household goods, traffic cop, cars lining Mission Street, costumed characters (Marilyn Monroe, Macklemore)

Why: Goodwill’s Mission
These much needed donations will fund Goodwill’s job training and placement programs that give local people a second chance and a dignified path out of poverty.

Contact: Deborah Bouck
Goodwill Spokesperson
415.575.2134

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