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Community donates over 103 tons of clothing & food

Mar 31, 2011

More than 103 tons of food and clothing were donated by residents of Monroe, Ontario and Wayne counties during the 23rd annual Scouting for Food and Clothing event March 26, a collection drive run by the Seneca Waterways Council (the parent organization of area Boy Scouts), the Girl Scouts of Western New York, and Goodwill of the Finger Lakes. More than 10,000 volunteers were involved this year.

Donated food items were distributed to more than 80 local food cupboards and pantries. The donated clothing was distributed throughout Goodwill’s nine local stores where revenues from the sale of these items directly supports programs and services that help thousands of local people each year overcome barriers to employment and independence.

Anyone still interested in participating can drop off their non-perishable food and gently-used clothing donations at any one of the nine local Goodwill stores and at all Rochester-area Wendy’s locations through Sunday, April 3, 2011.

“Although we will still collect Scouting for Food and Clothing donations through April 3, we want to remind the community that we always need gently-used clothing and household items at Goodwill,” said Shane Bertou, Goodwill of the Finger Lakes marketing manager. “Donations are the lifeblood of our stores.”

Media Contact:
Todd Pipitone, APR
Public Relations Manager
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes