SwedishAmerican Goodwill Drive Collects More Than 2,200 Pounds Worth of Donations

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to announce it has donated more than 2,200 pounds of donated clothing and household items to Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. SwedishAmerican teamed-up with Goodwill in late September and hosted a “Clean Out Your Closet” donation drive at 21 SwedishAmerican locations throughout the community.

Collections included new or gently used clothing, computers, household items and small electronic toys, games, sporting goods, shoes, jewelry and purses. The 2,200 pounds of donated goods provides 367 hours of job/skills training opportunities for individuals with barriers to enhance their lives.

“SwedishAmerican is always more than willing to help families and children in our local communities,” says SwedishAmerican Public Relations and Community Engagement Specialist Katryna Kirby. “With a mission to care for our community, we want to thank our more than 3,000 employees that generously donated and helped provide individuals with education rather than filling up our area landfills.”

“Goodwill is thrilled to have SwedishAmerican take part in this donation drive,” says Sam Schmitz, president of Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. “SwedishAmerican donations will help provide individuals with the opportunity to experience the power and dignity of work through Goodwill’s employment programs.”

To learn more about Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois, visit www.goodwillni.org.