May 1, 2017
Baylor University and Heart of Texas Goodwill are teaming up this year to help students move out of their dorm rooms and apartments while also helping the environment and the community of and around Waco. Goodwill Campus Move-Out is the easy way for students to take home what they still want or need — and donate what they don’t need to a worthy cause.
Baylor students are really great about recycling throughout the school. Goodwill Campus Move-Out takes the idea to the next level. Students just donate their unwanted items and Goodwill can then sell them to help fund job training services in our community. It’s simple. It helps others. It’s a no-brainer!
Goodwill Campus Move-Out builds on several years of success of similar programs at select colleges and universities around the country. Now, it’s coming to Baylor University from Monday, May 1st – Friday, May 12th. “One of the great features of Goodwill Campus Move-Out is its convenience, both for students and the university,” said Dan Nisley, President & CEO, Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries, Inc. “Participating schools last year reported an average 20 percent increase in the donated goods they collected compared to prior efforts.”
The success of campus move-out events is driven by awareness of the many benefits of the program. By participating, students around the country can prevent tens of thousands of pounds of reusable items from ending up in landfills. They also save their college campuses time and money that would be spent on soaring trash removal fees. And the social impact alone makes it a worthwhile endeavor: Last year, Goodwill created more than 14,000 hours of job training services from the sale of items donated during campus move-out events.
Goodwill’s mission is to actively pursue full participation in society of people with disabilities and disadvantages by expanding their opportunities and capabilities through our employment and training programs.
Contact: Heather Dudley
Director of Marketing & Communications
Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries, Inc.