Lincoln Goodwill Hosts 9th Annual Neighborhood Challenge

Lincoln Goodwill Hosts 9th Annual Neighborhood Challenge

by Alana Sesow

The snow is melting, the trees are budding, and garage sale season is just around the corner!

From the decluttering process to the final bargain, holding a garage sale is hard work. So when the sun sets on the final sale, the last thing people want to do is haul their unsold items back inside.

Fortunately, Goodwill can help.

Lincoln Goodwill’s 9th annual Neighborhood Challenge provides a free, centralized pickup of unsold items after neighborhood-wide garage sales or cleanup events. After pickup, Goodwill weighs the donations, and the three neighborhoods that collect the most weight exceeding 2,000 pounds receive a cash prize.

Since 2013, Goodwill has awarded over $8,000 to top-performing neighborhoods. These prizes helped fund a variety of improvement projects, ranging from landscaping to neighborhood events. So far, 23 neighborhoods have participated in the Challenge and diverted a total of 146,689 pounds of materials from the local landfill.

Think your neighborhood has what it takes? Be the next to join the Challenge by calling 402-742-8456 or emailing donate@lincolngoodwill.org. Register early to ensure availability; spots fill up quickly! Click here to learn more.

If you are holding a garage sale, but aren’t participating in the Neighborhood Challenge, schedule a free home pickup online or call 402-438-2022. Goodwill picks up large donations for free within Lincoln and Waverly city limits.