Goodwill to visit Morenci 10.17

Written by David Green.

Ready for some fall cleaning? Put your unwanted items aside until the first week of November. That’s when Goodwill Industries will return to Morenci for it second donation drive.

The agency conducted a successful drive here in April and is looking for another good collection from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

For a guideline on what to donate, Goodwill suggests the following rule: Items should be in clean, usable condition, like what you would give to a neighbor or friend.

Furniture should be in good condition and not in need of repair. Small appliances should be in working condition.

Large appliances, construction material and mattresses are among the items not accepted.

Secure paper shredding will be available for a small fee. Shredding is limited to 50 pounds from any one source.

Linda Gentry of the Lenawee Goodwill Industries said the agency isn’t just a convenient way to get rid of unwanted items. Donations also lead to job training and services to people with disabilities and other barriers to work. The goal, she said, is for clients to reach economic independence.

More than 800 adults were served last year and more than 200 youngsters described as at-risk or adjudicated.

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