Goodwill Dallas and PICKUP® Instant Delivery Partner to Create #DonateOnDemand for America Recycles Day
Convenient On-Demand Donation Service Now Available to Frisco Residents
DALLAS (November 2, 2016) – PICKUP®, the Instant Delivery service featuring Good Guys and their trucks, along with Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc., jointly announce they will team up and offer a special program in honor of America Recycles Day coming up on November 15. The program will include special priced on-demand donation pickup services to Frisco residents living in the 75033, 75034, and 75035 zip codes, as well as discounted donation pickups for residents and businesses located in the Dallas area.
“We know donors are busy and that’s where PICKUP was the ideal partner because they provide the convenience our donors are looking for and also supports our mission to create job opportunities.” said Steve Toledo, Chief Operating Officer, Goodwill Industries of Dallas.
Last year, Goodwill Industries of Dallas diverted over 27 million pounds of donated items from the landfill. This consists of donations such as clothes, shoes, small appliances, books, bicycles, home décor, kitchenware, electronics and more. Additionally, they diverted more than two million pounds of electronics consisting of computers and computer related peripherals from landfills thanks to their partnership with Dell, called Dell Reconnect.
“We are grateful to work with PICKUP to create this pilot program which allows members of the Frisco community easy access to donating their gently used items. We thought America Recycles Day was the ideal time to test this solution and raise awareness of the importance of donating for both the environment and our mission,” continued Toledo.
America Recycles Day is a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful and is a nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting environmental citizenship, encouraging individuals to reduce, reuse and recycle. Goodwill Dallas and PICKUP are proud to be hosting a recycling event supporting this initiative as the US EPA estimates that the average US citizen throws away approximately 70 pounds of clothing or other textiles per year.
“We are honored to be working with Goodwill to collect donations,” said Brenda Stoner, chief good guy. “The process is really simple – all someone needs to do is schedule what day they would like PICKUP to come by during the event, leave their donations in a box or bag at their front door, we will pick up the goods and provide a donation receipt.”
“We call ourselves Good Guys because they truly are good people that love to help and serve in their community, said Darren Waxman, chief marketing guy. “This is just one extra opportunity to give back to the community we call home.”
PICKUP will collect donated items for the America Recycles Day program from November 14-16. There are two featured promotions being offered:
- Residential and business donations scheduled within Frisco (zip codes: 75033, 75034, and 75035) will be offered a discounted flat rate of $20 and receive a $20 PICKUP gift card for use in the future.
- Donors throughout Dallas outside of those Frisco zip codes who participate will receive 20 percent off their PICKUP made during the three-day period, with promo code GOODWILL.
For a complete list of acceptable donation items, visit http://www.goodwilldallas.org/Donate/What-to-Donate. To schedule a special priced PICKUP, visit https://www2.pickupnow.com/goodwill.
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ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF DALLAS, INC.
Goodwill Dallas exists to provide job training and employment to persons with disabilities and disadvantages to help them transform their lives through the power of jobs. Since 1924, Goodwill Dallas has worked to provide services and job opportunities to individuals within the community. In 2015, Goodwill assisted over 3,000 individuals with job related services, proving – Our business works, so people can. Visit www.goodwilldallas.org or follow us @GoodwillDallas on Twitter or Facebook for more information.
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