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Electronics recycling drive to be Friday at Goodwill

Posted: April 26, 2011 6:02 p.m.
Updated: April 27, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Goodwill will partner with the city of Camden and Kershaw County to offer an electronics recycling drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Camden Goodwill store, 1671 Springdale Drive in Camden.  In addition to accepting donations of computers, peripherals and other electronics items, Goodwill will accept other items such as clothing, toys and books.

Donating items that are no longer needed to Goodwill is a simple act of community service and charity that anyone can perform, said Goodwill officials. Donations allow Goodwill to provide employment programs such as training for careers in specific disciplines like nursing or retail, or the services and resources available at the 12 Goodwill Job Connections in the Upstate and Midlands.

Computers and computer equipment donated to Goodwill are reused through a partnership with Dell called “Reconnect.” Through this program, computers and equipment are either refurbished and resold or broken down into parts to be recycled by Dell’s recycling partners. Reconnect helps people dispose of unwanted computers in an environmentally responsible way.

“By donating to and shopping at Goodwill, you are supporting our commitment to preserving the environment and helping people earn paychecks and support themselves and their families,” said Goodwill representatives. “With your support, we will continue to strengthen the economic health of our community.”

Computers, electronics, clothing and other household goods can be donated every day at Goodwill donation centers. 
Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina helps people with disabilities and special needs become independent citizens through education, training, and employment leading to job placement.  In the past year, Goodwill assisted 28,939 people in their quest for independence and created a potential economic impact of over $71 million through the wages of the 5,340 people placed into employment.

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