Local dry cleaners partner with Goodwill to push for donations

Local dry cleaners partner with Goodwill to push for donations

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Goodwill Industries of Knoxville is putting out a call for donations and local dry cleaners are stepping into help. Goodwill Industries of Knoxville is putting out a call for donations and local dry cleaners are stepping into help.
In 2013, Goodwill helped serve more than 5,200 individuals, and this year they are hoping to serve even more. In 2013, Goodwill helped serve more than 5,200 individuals, and this year they are hoping to serve even more.

By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Goodwill Industries of Knoxville is putting out a call for donations and local dry cleaners are stepping into help.

The 23rd annual Project Wear and Share gets the Goodwill Industries through its slowest time of the year.

Goodwill Industries of Knoxville takes in donations from 28 drop off sites every day. They are then brought to one of several stores to be cleaned and sorted.

"The donations that come to Goodwill are sold in our retail stores, and that money goes to providing vocation training and employment opportunities for someone who has barriers to employment," said Marketing Director Erin Rosolina. "So that may be somebody who has a physical or mental disability of some kind, or it may just be somebody who has been out of the work force for a while."

Keeping store shelves stocked is key to keeping those programs going.

That's why through the month of March they are making it easier to donate by partnering with 30 area dry cleaners.

"Our dry cleaners will take these donations and do a complimentary cleaning for us, and that material gets sold in our retail stores," said Rosolina.

They hope people will dig deep into their closets between now and the end of the month.

"We're really asking for people to think about it as they are doing their spring cleaning and keep our stores well stocked and keep things flowing around here," said Rosolina.

In 2013, they helped serve more than 5,200 individuals, and this year they are hoping to serve even more.

To find a participating location near you click here or see the list below.

 

Participating dry cleaning locations:

  • J&L Cleaners  9115 Executive Park Drive #B  Knoxville
  • A&C Dry Cleaners, 7217 Clinton Hwy, #A  Powell
  • A&C Dry Cleaners, 1115 N. Charles G. Seviers #18  Clinton
  • A&C Dry Cleaners, 1000 Ladd Landing Blvd, Suite 310  Kingston
  • Concord Cleaners, 11222 Kingston Pike  Knoxville
  • Concord Cleaners, 214 S. Illinois Ave.  Oak Ridge
  • Cumberland Estates Cleaners, 5753 Western Ave.  Knoxville
  • Dutch Girl Cleaners, 402 N. Cedar Bluff Road  Knoxville
  • Executive Cleaners, 7118 Kingston Pike  Knoxville
  • Executive Cleaners, 707 N Campbell Station Rd.  Knoxville
  • Executive Cleaners, 10670 Parkside Dr Knoxville
  • Midland Dry Cleaners, 205 N. Calderwood St.  Alcoa1
  • Prestige Cleaners, 5034 N. Broadway, Ste. 100  Knoxville
  • Prestige Cleaners, 11428 Kingston Pike Knoxville
  • Prestige Cleaners, 4837 Kingston Pike Knoxville
  • Prestige Cleaners, 418 S. Gay Street  Knoxville
  • Prestige Cleaners, 264 N. Peters Rd.  Knoxville
  • Prestige Cleaners, 318 Merchant Drive  Knoxville
  • Prestige Cleaners, 8901 Linksvue Drive  Knoxville
  • Prestige Cleaners, 7421 S. Northshore Drive  Knoxville
  • Prestige Cleaners, 7536 Taggart Lane  Powell
  • Prestige Cleaners, 10716 Hardin Valley Rd  Knoxville
  • Prestige Cleaners, 1143 Oak Ridge Turnpike  Oak Ridge
  • Seymour Dry Cleaners, 809 Ken Wade Blvd  Seymour
  • Superior Dry Cleaners, 3000 Tazewell Pike  Knoxville
  • US Cleaners, 11556 Kingston Pike  Knoxville
  • US Cleaners, 8079 Kingston Pike, Suite H  Knoxville
  • US Cleaners, 9450 S. Northshore Drive  Knoxville
  • Village Cleaners, 440 S Cumberland St  Morristown
  • Village Cleaners, 3773 W Andrew Johnson  Morristown
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