Celebrate the New School Year with Goodwill’s Electronics Drive

Celebrate the New School Year with Goodwill’s Electronics Drive

By Alana Sesow

A new school year is the perfect opportunity to leave old habits – and excess technology – in the past. Give yourself a fresh start this fall by donating to Goodwill’s Back-to-School Electronics Drive.

Participating is easy; just bring your donations to the large Goodwill truck at 4555 Vine Street on Saturday, August 7th from 10am to 2pm. Plus, every person who donates at least one piece of technology can enter our raffle to win free school supplies and a Goodwill gift card.

Most importantly, your donations will create a better future by improving both the environment and the job-seeking community. Working electronics will be sold in our retail stores, where the revenue helps fund free, local programs that assist job seekers as they overcome traditional barriers to employment. Such programs include our Job Connection Center, our ROE program, and other local nonprofits that support Goodwill’s mission.

Other electronics will be refurbished or responsibly recycled thanks to Goodwill’s partnership with Dell Reconnect. Instead of trashing the donations, Dell carefully breaks down electronics and uses the individual parts to create new technology. In 2020 alone, Lincoln Goodwill diverted almost 2.2 million pounds of materials from the local landfill, including 61,630 pounds of electronics.

Goodwill accepts most electronics and small appliances, but we cannot accept microwaves or TVs at this time. If you can’t make it to our event, you can donate electronics year-round at our six retail locations in Lincoln and York. For questions or more information, call 402-742-8456 or email donate@lincolngoodwill.org.



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