JACKSONVILLE (April 2010) – April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. On the University of Florida campus, student organization Gators Going Green is celebrating by sponsoring a One Shirt Campaign in partnership with Goodwill Industries of North Florida.
The One Shirt Campaign is designed to bring awareness to the mission of social, economic and environmental sustainability. Participants are encouraged to bring clothing for donation to various locations on the UF Campus from now until April 21st.
On April 21, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., participants should bring donated clothing for the Earth Day celebration at Plaza of the Americas. All the donated apparel will be distributed to and sold in area Goodwill Industries of North Florida retail stores to help their programs for people with barriers to employment.
Any clothing that is not sold or unusable is always sent to textile recyclers or sent to other countries in need.
On Earth Day and every day, one of the best ways people can be environmentally responsible is by donating and shopping at Goodwill® Industries of North Florida.
“For more than 60 years, Goodwill Industries of North Florida has been an environmental pioneer in North Florida],” said Bob Thayer, President and CEO. “Goodwill has helped divert millions of pounds of items from landfills and created thousands of jobs for people who need it most.”
Donating items that are no longer needed to Goodwill is a simple act of community service and charity that anyone can perform. Shopping at Goodwill stores is a great way to save money and extend the lifecycle of items.