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Girl Scouts plan Goodwill drive in October

Published 8:59pm Saturday, September 29, 2012

In honor of Disability Awareness Month, the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast will be collecting gently used items for the local Goodwill stores during the Girl Scout Goodwill to Others collection drive.

Between Oct. 1 and 10, Girl Scouts can stop by their local Goodwill store to pick up bags and fliers that they can then distribute to friends, neighbor, and other people in the community.

Gently used items will be collected, such as clothing, shoes, books and household items. Girl Scouts will then pick up the bagged donations and deliver them to Goodwill stores on Oct. 14.

Girl Scouts are inviting friends in the community and former Girl Scouts to help out by picking up collection bags at any Goodwill location, filling them with their donations and returning them to a Goodwill store.

The donations will help to provide job training and placement right here in Hampton Roads.

Goodwill works to improve the quality of life for individuals by helping them reach their full potential through learning and working. To fund its mission, it collects donated items to sell in 20 local retail stores, two outlets and weekly auctions. Each Goodwill store generates income for the organization and provides training for the development of job skills.

Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast, a United Way agency, serves more than 16,000 girls in grades K through 12 and more than 6,000 adult volunteers in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. For more information, visit www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77-SCOUT.

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