During the month of March, Horizon Goodwill Industries, along with the Ed Foundation of Washington County Public Schools (EF/WCPS), and Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) combined forces to engage the community to donate and raise funds for the Ed Foundation.
The “Spring into Education Clothes Drive” resulted in the collection of 9,166 pounds of donations. Each of the 50 schools in Washington County (including the Center for Education Services – CES) participated. Donation bins were provided to all the schools by Horizon Goodwill, and then the students, parents, teachers, and administrators were left to fill them. Many schools had to have additional bins delivered due to the high volume of participation.
In the end, the three schools that collected the most were Old Forge Elementary, Hancock Middle-Senior High School, and Clear Spring High School. Each of those schools was awarded the Goodwill Cup. It should be noted that Old Forge Elementary was the overall winner with 684 pounds collected.
While Horizon Goodwill will be able to resell those items in the stores and on the eCommerce site, the Foundation was awarded a base amount of $2,749! Along with the HGI stores, the organization’s E-commerce site, shopgoodwill.com/hgi has items available for purchase. Type “WCPS” in the search field and All WCPS donated items will have WCPS at the beginning of the name and description.
Sheila Evers, Executive Director of The ED/WCPS said “We cannot thank Horizon Goodwill enough for their collaborative sprint and the outreach to support education in Washington County. This was a colossal effort with over 50 schools participating. Thank you to David Shuster, and his entire team for all your hard work and support of WCPS students. We can’t wait to see what schools will win next year’s Goodwill Cup!”
President/CEO David Shuster added “Congratulations to Old Forge Elementary School for being the overall winner of the Goodwill Cup. All the schools did a terrific job supporting the Education Foundation of WCPS “Spring into Education Clothes Drive”. We appreciate all of the participation and look forward to doing this again next year”
The Education Ed Foundation of Washington County Public Schools (EF/WCPS), Washington County Public Schools (WCPS), and Horizon Goodwill Industries would like to thank everyone who supported this collection by making donations.
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