MERS Goodwill and the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America are teaming up with Shop ’n Save to hold a collection drive on Earth Day, Saturday, April 21.
From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., donors can drop off items to any of the 11 select Shop ’n Save donation trailers located throughout the St. Louis Metro area and at the Goodwill store in Washington.
Participants will receive a tax receipt for their donation. Donors who mention the Cardinals also receive a voucher for up to six half-price tickets to a St. Louis Cardinals game.
Scouts from 51 counties will be on hand to help collect donations while completing advancement requirements for the sustainability merit badge and others.
“The Boy Scouts of America has always taught stewardship of the environment and service to the community,” said Ronald Green, Scout executive/CEO of the Greater St. Louis Area Council. “These values go hand-in-hand with Goodwill’s mission. Just like our Scouting for Food drive, we are proud to partner with MERS Goodwill for the Earth Day donation drive, another event that makes a positive impact in our communities.”
Known as the original recycler, MERS Goodwill accepts many items along with clothing and household goods.
For a complete list of acceptable items, visit www.mergoodwill.org/donations. No televisions will be accepted.
Donations are the lifeblood of MERS Goodwill and not only help to put people to work, but are keeping thousands of pounds of materials out of landfills each year. The revenue from the sale of donated goods helps MERS Goodwill to advance their mission of changing lives through the power of work.
“We are so appreciative of the community’s donations to Goodwill and are excited to team up once again with the Boy Scouts this year for Earth Day,” said David Kutchback, president and CEO of MERS Goodwill. “With 11 different locations serving as pop-up donation centers, we hope to make a positive impact on the environment as well as support the Scouts in their commitment to reduce, reuse, and recycle.”