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Reuse, reduce with Goodwill this Earth Day

Posted: April 20, 2010 2:17 p.m.
Updated: April 20, 2010 2:59 p.m.
 
Thursday, April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and one of the best ways people can be environmentally responsible is by donating and shopping at Goodwill Southern California, one of the original recyclers since 1916.

By supporting Goowill, individuals are helping create much needed job opportunities throughout Los Angeles (north of Rosecrans), San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

Revenues from the sale of donations help Goodwill provide job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people with disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others facing challenges to finding employment.

More than 59,000 people with disabilities or vocational disadvantages benefit from Goodwill Southern Californias education, job training and placement programs each year.

Goodwill is an eco-conscious organization working to better our planet by recycling and acting responsibly. In 2009, Goodwill Southern California prevented 14.6 million pounds of textiles, 5.5 million pounds of electronics, and 5.9 million pounds of paper from landing in our landfills.

A sample list of Earth Day Goodwill Southern California partnership events is as follows:

Los Angeles area E-Waste Collection Events:
-- Union Bank - employee event
Thursday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1980 Saturn Street
Monterey Park, CA 91755

-- Kaiser Permanente - employee event
Thursday, April 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente offices (Main Center)
393 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, Calif.

Inland Empire E-Waste Collection Events:
-- San Manuel Casino- employee event
Wednesday, April 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
777 San Manuel Blvd.
Highland, Calif. 92649

About Goodwill Southern California:
GSC operates 63 retail stores, 41 attended donation centers, three campuses and 24 workforce/training centers in the counties of Los Angeles (north of Rosecrans Ave.), Riverside and San Bernardino. Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator, gave GSC its highest four-star ranking for eight consecutive years, because GSC spends 91 percent of its budget on programs that transform lives through the power of work.

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