Goodwill and the Girl Scouts are teaming up for the Good Turn Day donation drive on Saturday, March 24. Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries' donation centers in Austintown, Boardman, Calcutta, Liberty, Salem and Warren will be participating in the event along with Girl Scouts in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.
Typically held in the fall, this special spring version of Good Turn Day will be commemorating the Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary. Girl Scouts earn a patch by collecting resaleable clothing and household items from friends, family and neighbors, and then donating these items to one of the participating donation centers on Good Turn Day. Girl Scouts are asked to donate three bags to earn their patch. The Girl Scout, or their troop, must register in advance to participate in the event. To register, a parent or troop leader must contact Goodwill's marketing office at 330-759-7921 ext. 1207 with their troop number, donation center location, and number of girls participating, or they can email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Turn Day not only provides Girl Scouts with the opportunity to earn a patch, but to give back to their community. The processing of their donations help to provide job training and employment, while the sale of these donated items provide funding for programs and services for individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment in the community.