A Gift for Goodwill
Every year, from November through December, acts of kindness and charitable works seem to be an intrinsic part of the Holiday Season. This past year, an organization that works year-round to help the people of the region partnered with Millcreek Mall to help even more citizens. Goodwill Industries established a location in the mall where people were encouraged to drop off their gently worn clothing. Those who donated were thanked with gift cards for use at stores and restaurants throughout the mall complex. The result was startling. Goodwill collected 1,800 pounds of clothing, which are being refurbished and sold in Goodwill’s thrift stores. Ultimately the revenues from those sales fund the organization’s workforce development mission, providing vocational training for the unemployed and those with disabilities.
In recognition of the work Goodwill does, the Cafaro Foundation will present a donation to the organization on Tuesday, March 5, at
Goodwill Industries of Ashtabula, Inc. (Serving Northeast Ohio & Northwest Pennsylvania) is one of 163 independent members of Goodwill Industries International, including international agencies. Each agency is independently operated and funded. Member agencies must adhere to professional, financial, legal, and branding guidelines set forth by Goodwill Industries International. While each agency has a similar mission, each Goodwill is unique in the programs it offers and how it operates its business, because each of the communities it serves is unique. 86% of every dollar donated to Goodwill goes back into programs that help people in the community.
About the Millcreek Mall Complex
Millcreek Mall Complex is located on upper Peach Street and Interstate 79 in Millcreek Township, near Erie, Pennsylvania. It has been serving the community since 1975 and has been expanded and renovated numerous times, keeping it up-to-date with current regional mall uses, trends and occupancies. The complex currently comprises more than 2 million square feet of shopping, lodging, dining, and entertainment. For more information, visit www.millcreekmall.net. Millcreek Mall Complex is owned and managed in association with Cafaro Company affiliated entities, based in Niles, Ohio. To learn more about the Cafaro family of companies, go to www.cafarocompany.com.