Goodwill’s Talent Shop is encouraging people to start cleaning out their closets and basements to find used items that can be donated during its annual donation drive.
The drive will be conducted in the greater Wausau area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
“We are excited to partner with the three local high schools – Wausau East, Wausau West and D.C. Everest – as new donation sites for this year’s drive,” said Jim Vanden Boom, community engagement leader for Goodwill NCW.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
Walmart, 3500 E. Main St.
Piggly Wiggly, 530 W. Hwy. 153
Goodwill, 1100 Morning Glory Lane
WSAW-TV, 1114 Grand Ave.
Wausau East High School, 2607 N. 18th St.
Wausau West High School, 1200 W. Wausau Ave.
D.C. Everest High School, 6500 Alderson St.
Goodwill, 2713 Schofield Ave.
Right now, Goodwill especially needs donations of clothing, shoes, small appliances and household items.
Goodwill’s Talent Shop is a nonprofit consignment shop that sells unique handcrafted items made by area artisans age 50 and older. Shoppers can find a large selection of quality merchandise such as quilts, custom furniture, seasonal decorations, embroidered and crocheted items, and jewelry.
The shop was established in 1968 and moved from its previous downtown Wausau location to the Rib Mountain Goodwill at 1100 Morning Glory Lane in 2011.
“The Talent Shop provides the opportunity for seniors age 50 and older to earn some extra income, as well as being a place where they can volunteer to work in the shop and remain engaged with the community,” said Lori Plaza, outreach leader for the Talent Shop and the Rib Mountain Goodwill.
Plaza noted that when people donate to the Sept. 14 drive, they are supporting the mission of two local nonprofits – the Talent Shop and Goodwill – both of which directly help people in the greater Wausau area community. The Talent Shop has been a program of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW) since 2008.
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