Letter to Editor: A Message from Goodwill
Goodwill's president thanks Somerville for its support and reminds residents that, with winter here, the organization needs donations of warm clothes.
The following letter to the editor is by Joanne K. Hilferty, president and CEO of Goodwill:
Just as there are things you recycle, there are things you donate.
That is the idea behind the Donate Movement, a public awareness campaign created by Goodwill to emphasize the positive impact that donating clothing and other household goods can have on communities and the planet.
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries thanks the residents of Somerville for their longstanding support through the donation of clothing and household goods.
Your donations make a meaningful impact on the community in many different ways. First, they give families with limited means an option to purchase high quality, low-cost clothing and household items at The Goodwill Stores. Second, the donations support Goodwill’s job training programs. Individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment get on-the-job training and paid work experience sorting, shipping and selling donated merchandise. Third, Goodwill supports community organizations like Pine Street Inn by supplying gently worn clothing to their guests.
As winter is now upon us, Goodwill is in particular need of warm clothing. We encourage Somerville residents to join the Donate Movement by cleaning out their closets and drawers and donating gently used winter wear at The Goodwill Store in Somerville at 230 Elm Street (Davis Square). For locations to other Goodwill donation centers or stores, please visit www.goodwillmass.org.
Every donation supports Goodwill’s mission to provide independence and dignity though work to people in our community. Help make a difference!
Joanne K. Hilferty
President and CEO, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries