With spring comes spring cleaning. At least once a year, we spend time organizing bedrooms, kitchen cabinets, the garage and more. This year, community members are invited to de-clutter their homes and donate gently-used clothing and household items at the Pioneer Center for Human Services first ever Savers Donation Drive, to be held March 31 to April 3 at 4100 Veterans Parkway in McHenry. A Savers truck will be parked in the agency’s parking lot for the duration of the weekend. People and businesses can clean out their offices, homes and storage units and pay it forward by donating those items they no longer need and drop them off any time during the weekend.
For all donated items collected through the Donation Drive fundraiser program, Pioneer Center will receive a donation from Savers. They pay Pioneer Center by the pound for every qualifying donation received. In turn, these items help keep their floors freshly stocked.
The drive’s goal is to raise $5,000 in funds to support the agency’s www.SavePioneer.org campaign (more information about the campaign can be found at www.SavePioneer.org.) Acceptable donations include clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, sports equipment, linens, books, knick-knacks and small household items (no furniture). No matter the items you find on pantry shelves or in closet bins, chances are they can be put to good use for others. So start cleaning out your pantry closets and drawers–make spring cleaning fun. But more importantly, know that by donating your used items, you’re helping your neighbors.
Savers, Inc. is a privately held global thrift retailer. Through its unique business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling secondhand merchandise, the Savers family of thrift stores benefits more than 150 nonprofit organizations, gives local consumers a smart way to shop, and saves more than 600 million pounds of quality used goods from landfills each year. For more information, please visit www.savers.com.