Goodwill plans donation drive in Morenci 2012.06.13

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Michigan has brought trucks to Morenci in the past for special collection days. Another “donation drive” is planned, but the operation will be a little different this time around.

Containers will be placed at Morenci’s Recycling Center on Baker Street from 11 a.m. June 22 through 2 p.m. June 25. Area residents are invited to bring in gently used clothing, household items and computer-related equipment.

Goodwill turns donations into jobs, says Christina Bowman of the Goodwill facility in Adrian.

Acceptable items include clothing, home electronics, small appliances, pairs of shoes, purses, hand and power tools, cameras, artwork, furniture, books, CDs, DVDs, videotapes, toys, housewares, linens, cell phones, office equipment, computers and printers. Even cars, trucks and recreational vehicles can be donated.

Bowman urges people not to bring the following items: refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, tires, automotive parts, batteries, televisions, toxic materials such as pesticides, paint, lubricants, motor oil, fuels, firearms and ammunition.