Middlesboro’s Goodwill center is asking for the community’s help in supplementing its flow of donated items.
While donations and sales at Goodwill have remained largely steady across the state, some areas have experienced noticeable decreases in donations following the end-of-year rush for tax deduction purposes.
“Donations slow down a little from January through March, in between holidays and spring cleaning,” said Donna Elliott, center manager at Middlesboro’s Goodwill.
Elliott said the Middlesboro location is in need of gently-used clothing and household items. She also said donations serve a bigger purpose than providing bargain shopping.
“Donations help Goodwill create jobs and job training for people with disabilities or other barriers to employment,” said Elliott. “With the economy still recovering, we just hope we receive enough donations to keep supporting our employment and training programs for the people who serve in the Middlesboro and Pineville areas.”
Donors are encouraged to bring their gently-used clothing, shoes accessories, household items, small appliances, toys, books, movies and music to their local Goodwill.