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Goodwill Converts Former Fast Food Restaurant Into Drive-Through Donation Site In Western Henrico

New Site Replaces Donation Trailer Formerly Stationed at the Westpark Martin’s

Richmond, Va. (May 1, 2017)–Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia (GCCVA) today opened a donation site at 9065 W. Broad St. in Henrico, just east of Tuckernuck Drive. Goodwill converted a former Burger King to create its first drive-through donation site not attached to a retail store.

Donation attendants will be on site seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist people who donate gently used goods to Goodwill.

Goodwill operates seven attended donation sites in Central Virginia, in addition to accepting donations at its 17 stores in the region. The new drive-through site replaces an attended trailer that Goodwill previously operated at the Westpark Station Martin’s grocery store.

“The community entrusts Goodwill with 50,000,000 pounds of goods annually, and we constantly seek ways to make donating as easy as possible for them,” said Bill Carlson, chief operating officer of GCCVA. “By reselling and recycling used goods, Goodwill helps create pathways to employment opportunities for thousands of individuals each year.”

About GCCVA: As part of the nation’s largest non-profit community workforce organization, GCCVA serves nearly 18,000 individuals annually throughout 39 cities and counties. Established in Richmond in 1923, Goodwill is guided by the belief that work is the foundation for empowered individuals, stable families, and prosperous communities. Goodwill sells donated goods through 31 retail stores, two outlets and two electronic stores and reinvests the revenue in programs that prepare and support individuals who face challenges to employment. Auctions, contract services and philanthropic gifts also help to support its mission. To learn more about shopping, donating, receiving employment services or employing individuals with challenges through Goodwill, visit www.goodwillvirginia.org.

Contact: Andrea Butler, 804-745-6300; Andrea.Butler@GoodwillVirginia.org