|By Marketwired .||
|July 21, 2014 03:57 PM EDT||
SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwired - July 21, 2014) - Goodwill of Orange County, a social-enterprise organization that helps people facing barriers secure purpose-filling jobs, is pleased to announce its participation in the "We Care Wednesday" donation drive at the OC Fair on Wednesday, July 30, from noon-3:00 p.m. Community members are encouraged to donate for good (#Donate4Good) by bringing five new or gently used clothing items. Each person who donates five items will receive one free admission ticket and one carnival ride ticket to the Fair.
Donations to Goodwill of Orange County allow the organization to fund its vital employment and training programs, which provide tools and resources to help those living with disabilities and facing other barriers achieve independence through work-and are responsible for placing more than three people into good jobs every day.
"Our success at Goodwill is driven by the generosity of the community," says Frank Talarico, Jr., president and CEO of Goodwill of Orange County. "The 'We Care Wednesday' drive is an excellent opportunity for Orange County residents to give back before enjoying one of the most anticipated events of the summer. We're thrilled to be part of it."
OC Fair attendees who donate to Goodwill of Orange County can feel confident that their donations will be put to good use knowing that all goods donated are reused, repurposed or recycled; whether sold in stores, on shopgoodwill.com or routed through the organization's recycling program. Regardless, donations positively support the environment and the community.
Those who are interested in donating are recommended to arrive early on Wednesday, July 30 and visit the blue gate, yellow gate or green gate to make donations. The drive will take place at the OC Fair - 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, Calif. 92626. For further details, please visit ocgoodwill.org/ocfair.
To learn more about how Goodwill is helping those who need it most secure and keep jobs in the community, visit ocgoodwill.org/videos.
About Goodwill of Orange County: Since 1924, Goodwill of Orange County has been in the business of helping people who are facing barriers to enter the workforce in a meaningful, fulfilling manner. Founded on the belief that every person should have the opportunity to achieve the independence that work provides, Goodwill is most recognized for being the conduit where donated goods are sold in America's favorite thrift stores to generate the revenue that provides the services to those who face employment challenges. Celebrating its 90
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