Urbana BB&T to Host GOODWILL® Donation Drive
Urbana, MD— Urbana BB&T has partnered with Goodwill in efforts to collect donated goods to support local programs in the community.
In an effort to contribute to the Frederick community and support Goodwill’s Employment Service Programs, BB&T Bank of Urbana, is partnering with Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley for a series of donation drives over the course of the year.
Donations assist in generating revenues critical to supporting programs & service at Goodwill like Opportunity for Success a Youth Program for high school students with significant intellectual and / or developmental disabilities, who are not expected to receive a diploma. The program connects youth with career exploration opportunities in internships, volunteer opportunities and employment experiences to help ease the transition from school into the workplace.
“We’re thrilled that BB&T has chosen to support Goodwill by hosting this donation drive,” said Dan Kurtenbach, President & CEO of Goodwill of Monocacy Valley. “Partners like BB&T are essential for Goodwill’s core service to prepare youth and adults for work and to link individuals with community resources to further their ability to increase their future earnings gain.”
The second of four donation drives scheduled at the Urbana Branch will take place from 12-6pm onSaturday, January 26th and 27th in the parking lot of BB&T. Goodwill staff will be onsite to help collect gently used clothing, old computers, books and household items and distribute donation receipts for tax deductions. Additional drives are scheduled for:
- April 6th and 7th
- June 8th and 9th
“BB&T is very fortunate to have loyal and committed customers and associates,” said Michael Pellenberg, Spokesperson, BB&T. “Thus, we are interested in sharing our time, efforts and contributions back to the communities in which our associates and customers live and work. And, we only hope that our participation and contributions as an organization can help those individuals and families that Goodwill serves.”
Since 1969, Goodwill of Monocacy Valley has offered people in the Frederick area “not charity but a chance” through vital job training and employment opportunities. Goodwill is dedicated to removing barriers to employment for all people, regardless of disability or disadvantages. They also help people to gain independence in the workplace and achieve the financial stability that helps improve our communities.
For information on how your organization can host a Goodwill donations’ drive or for a list of acceptable donation items contact Amy Castel- Rogers, Community Donations Mananger, firstname.lastname@example.org .