UNL Students Donate to Goodwill® - Nearly 20,000 Pounds of Materials Diverted from Local Lincoln Landfill
For the last 10 years every Spring students who are preparing to move out of the resident halls at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln have been given the option to leave behind items they do not wish to move back home by leaving them in carts set up throughout UNL’s resident halls. The carts, marked as donations for Goodwill, remain at the resident halls for 2 weeks at the end of the Spring semester. This May, hundreds of students donated nearly 20,000 pounds of clothing, housewares and small furniture items to Goodwill.
Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. would like to thank the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, for offering their students an ecological outlet for disposing of their unwanted items and for supporting Goodwill’s mission of willing workers employed and community resources maximized. Because of UNL’s support over the last decade, tens of thousands of pounds of materials have been diverted from the Lincoln landfill.
“Goodwill’s relationship with UNL has been so important to us, not only because of all the items we collectively are able to keep from the landfill, but because the revenue made from donations Goodwill is able to sell help support our organization and allow us to serve individuals in Lincoln who struggle to find employment” said Amanda Hamilton, Communications Director for Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. “We look forward to continuing this relationship with UNL and serving the Lincoln community together.”