Thursday, November 2, 2017

Goodwill Donation Drive Helps Veterans, Nov. 1-10

Text: Goodwill is partnering with the Maricopa Community Colleges, the Maricopa Community Colleges District Foundation for a Donation Drive.  We accept: clothes, shoes, books, furniture, household items. Bring donations to your college’s Veteran’s Center November 1-10.  Donations help raise funds for scholarships for veteran students.  By responsibly donating your no longer needed clothes and household items to Goodwill, you’re helping our community and the environment by providing career and education services, and diverting no-longer needed items from landfills.  The Maricopa Community Colleges are EEO/AA institutions.

Join us in an effort to raise funds for veteran scholarships and emergency cash reserves by donating clothes, shoes, books, household items and small furniture, Nov. 1 – 10 to Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona

You can drop off your donations at Rio Salado's Tempe headquarters, the East Valley Veterans Education Center or any of the Maricopa Community Colleges.

The proceeds from this effort will go to a special Maricopa Community Colleges District Foundation fund for veterans, which will be equally distributed among the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges. This funding will provide veteran students access to courses the VA may not pay for or assist them financially during hardships – all in an effort to help them graduate.

Items being accepted: books, clothing, computers, cooking supplies, electronics, furniture, housewares, handbags, jewelry, knick-knacks, linens, instruments, pictures, shoes, sports equipment, tools, and toys.

Items that will not be accepted: auto parts, building materials, hazardous materials, tires, cleaning products, flammable products, pesticides/lawn garden products, paint/paint supplies, televisions.

Goodwill diverts more than  100 million pounds from  going directly to Arizona  landfills every year. Read more at

Rio Salado is proud to join Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, the Maricopa Community Colleges Student Affairs Office and the Maricopa Community Colleges District Foundation in this effort to help Valley veterans!

Have questions? Rio Salado students and staff should contact Tara Simo at 480-517-8675 or

We appreciate your participation!