Goodwill Hires New Community Donation Manager
Amy Castle-Rogers recently joined the Goodwill team as the new Community Donations Manager for the Donated Goods Division.
Castle-Rogers, a born and raised Fredericktonian, recently made the transition from selling real estate in the Frederick and Carroll County areas, to the non-profit world. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Lebanon Valley College, and a Masters of Business Administration from American University. “It was important to me to be a part of a non-profit that does so much good for our community.” said Castle-Rogers. “I grew up a big supporter of Goodwill, it is very exciting to now be a part of this organization.”
Goodwill created the new Community Donations Manager position to increase the material donations collected in Frederick and Carroll Counties. The organization wants donating to Goodwill to be as simple as possible for its donors. With the addition of this position, Goodwill hopes to be able to do just that. Among Castle-Rogers’ job responsibilities, will be to build lasting partnerships with local businesses, civic groups and community-based organizations, to collect their donated items. Through these relationships, Castle-Rogers will set up donation drives, schedule commercial pick-ups and place donation bins internally and externally throughout Frederick and Carroll Counties.
Gently-used goods donations play a pivotal role in Goodwill’s ability to fulfill our mission of creating hope, jobs & futures. The more donations Goodwill receives, the more people the non-profit are able to help. Last year alone, Goodwill served over 2,169 people looking to better their lives.
Goodwill collects donated clothing and household goods, and in turn, sells these items in their eight Retail Stores & Donation Centers. “When you donate and shop at Goodwill, you make an economic investment in your community,” said Dan Kurtenbach, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley. “92 cents of every dollar generated through the sale of donated goods, funds job training programs to help workers become productive, tax-paying citizens” said Kurtenbach.
For information on how your organization can host a Goodwill donation drive, place a bin on your property, or for a list of acceptable donation items, contact Amy Castle-Rogers, Community Donations Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit .