SwedishAmerican is proud to announce its annual Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Donation Drive will run March 25 through April 8. SwedishAmerican employees are encouraged to bring gently-used items to work and donate them in bin collection areas located at 18 locations throughout the system.


SwedishAmerican’s drive is the largest one in the region for Goodwill. Employees contribute more than 2,000 pounds of used clothing, computers, household items and small electronic toys, games, sporting goods, shoes, jewelry and purses annually. The donated goods provided over 300 hours of job/skills training opportunities for individuals with barriers to enhance their lives.


“We’re very thankful to have the support again this year from SwedishAmerican,” said Shannon Harper, the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Goodwill. “We’ve had this partnership with SwedishAmerican for more than 10 years and they have always been extremely generous. This drive also helps provide individuals with the opportunity to experience the power and dignity of work through Goodwill’s employment programs.”

Collection bins are located at the following locations:


Hospital (Concourse, near Volunteer office) – 1401 E. State Street, Rockford

Heart Hospital entrance – 1401 E. State Street, Rockford

Renaissance Pavilion – 1340 Charles Street, Rockford

Camelot Tower – 1415 E. State Street, Rockford

Cancer Center – 3535 N. Bell School Road, Rockford

9th Street Center – 209 9th Street, Rockford

SwedishAmerican/Plaza  - 2550 Charles Street, Rockford

SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere – 1625 South State Street, Belvidere

Brookside Specialty – 1253 North Alpine Road, Rockford

North Main Clinic – 2601 N. Main Street, Rockford

Ryan Jury Center – 122 Williams Park, Rockford 

Woodside Clinic – 3775 North Mulford Road, Rockford

Rock Valley Clinic – 6861 Villagreen View, Rockford

Five Points – 2404 Charles Street, Rockford

Immediate Care – 2473 McFarland Road, Rockford

Valley Clinic – 6824 Newburg Road, Rockford

Belvidere Clinic – 1700 Henry Luckow Lane, Belvidere

Riverwest Clinic – 815 Marchesano Drive, Rockford


To learn more about Goodwill’s programs please visit www.goodwillni.org



Mary Ann Matus

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Corporate Donations Manager



Emily Tropp

SwedishAmerican Public Relations/Community Engagement Specialist


About SwedishAmerican
A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.