Westerly School Partners with Goodwill For Collection Drive

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Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (Goodwill SOLAC) and Westerly School teamed up to hold a goods collection drive and filled up a Goodwill truck with more than a ton of clothing, furniture and assorted household goods at the school’s campus on Monday, June 11.

The entire K-8 student body loaded up the Goodwill SOLAC truck with the goods they and their families had been collecting over the past few months. Everything from boxes, baby clothes, furniture and a full size basketball hoop were donated to Goodwill SOLAC. In recognition of the school and student’s commitment, Goodwill SOLAC presented Daniel Manion, president, and David Perram, director of student affairs, a check for $250 to spend for school supplies. The collected goods will be resold to benefit Goodwill’s programs that provide education, skills training and job placement services for individuals with barriers to employment and other disabilities.

“Watching the students rally together our Westerly community in order to give back to a much larger community gives high hopes for the future of this city,” said Perram.

Goodwill’s “Give Good” initiative is part of the Goodwill Donate Movement, which is a social responsibility and public awareness movement that focuses on the positive impact donating has on people and the planet.

“This initiative challenges students to learn more about what it means to give back and making a true difference in their community. Through education and a hands-on approach, Goodwill teaches what it is to ‘Give Good,’” said Janet McCarthy, president and CEO.

Westerly School is a fully accredited, non-sectarian school serving Kindergarten through grade eight in Long Beach. Westerly’s mission is to develop each child’s full potential intellectually, emotionally, morally, and physically through a balanced curriculum connecting the core academic courses to the Arts, foreign language, and physical education. Westerly students are deep thinkers, engaged in their communities, and confident in themselves.

Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County is a community resource providing training and employment placement services to individuals with barriers to employment. Last year, Goodwill provided services for more than 6,400 people, trained 1,888 and placed 230 people in competitive employment.

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