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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Donate Goods, Do Good

In 1987, A Cleaner World formed a partnership with The Salvation Army via Give A Kid A Coat. Over the years, we've watched The Salvation Army do some remarkable things through their programs both locally and nationally. Those remarkable programs cost money to implement.

Because of our longstanding relationship with The Salvation Army, we were aware of another way we could help them help folks in need. So during the summer of 2009, we set up a program to help The Salvation Army restock their local Family Stores. The program "Donate Goods, Do Good" allows folks to donate clothing and other household items at any Triad A Cleaner World. A Cleaner World then sends the donations to The Salvation Army Family Stores to resell, and the profits made from those sales directly fund Salvation Army programs.

A few years ago, I had the privilege of attending a luncheon hosted by The Salvation Army. First hand I heard an amazing success story from a woman who had hit rock bottom and was working her way back. I attributed her success to two things. First just her plain desire and determination to return to a better place. Second an organization that helped provide her with the tools she needed to start fresh. What an incredible story she shared.

Spring is around the corner. A change in season always causes me to go through my stuff and figure out what I really don't need. Next week's blog will be tips on cleaning out your closet. Why not take this opportunity to go through and get rid of some unwanted stuff and donate it to a place that will turn it into something good.

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