This April, over 1,000 Girl Scouts from the Spirit of Nebraska Council (former known as the Great Plains (Omaha metro) and Prairie Hills (Fremont area) Councils) and Nishnabotna Council (Council Bluffs area) will participate in the 25th Annual Good Turn for Goodwill Donation Drive.
On April 17, participating Girl Scouts will distribute nearly 30,000 door hangers to households throughout Omaha and surrounding communities requesting donations of gently-used clothing and household items.
On April 24th, Girl Scouts will drop off collected material from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 10 of Goodwill’s retail locations:
Omaha – 41st & Pacific – 84th S. of Center – 108th N. of Blondo – 144th & Old L – 156th N. of Maple – 180th S. of Q
Bellevue – 25th & Capehart
Papillion – 85th & Giles
Fremont – E. Hwy. 30 S.
Council Bluffs – I-80 & Madison Avenue
Event sponsors include: SkateDaze, Blue Bunny, The Rose Theater, and many more metro businesses.
In 2009, Girl Scouts collected 140,000 pounds of donated material for Goodwill. All donated material collected during the drive will be sold in the agency’s 11 retail stores with proceeds benefiting Goodwill’s employment and training program for people with disabilities and other disadvantages. Goodwill served nearly 3,000 people last year alone, and over 800 were placed in jobs.