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Fort Myers Miracle set to host Goodwill Donation Drive Aug. 24-26

By Staff | Aug 22, 2012

Fort Myers- Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is partnering with the Fort Myers Miracle to collect donations of gently used clothing, accessories, and household goods.

Goodwill will accept donations at Hammond Stadium during the Miracle’s home games on Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26. Goodwill will collect donations at a truck in the Hammond Stadium parking lot from 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24, 25, and 12:30 p.m.- 3p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26.

Baseball fans donating to Goodwill during the donation drive will receive a general admission ticket voucher which can be used for the Miracle vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs home game on Aug. 31. They will also will receive a Goodwill coupon, which may be used at any Goodwill Retail & Donation Center in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, or Hendry Counties.

“Goodwill is happy to be partnering with the Fort Myers Miracle for the fourth year in a row,” said Kirsten O’Donnell, Goodwill’s director of public relations. “Donation drives like this one are a fun way of bringing the community together, and supporting our mission.”

Goodwill employees also will be featured during the weekend donation drive. On Saturday Aug. 25, Darlene Neptune, an employee from Goodwill’s Naples Town Centre location, will sing the National Anthem before the Miracle host the Palm Beach Cardinals. Goodwill Punta Gorda employee Brenda Caruthers, recognized for her outstanding customer service, will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

Goodwill and the Miracle have other activities planned for Saturday’s game, including a Goodwill fashion show.

Hammond Stadium is at the Lee County Sports Complex, on Six Mile Cypress Parkway, south of Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. For more information on the Fort Myers Miracle, visit www.miraclebaseball.com

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. provides programs and services to help people with disabilities and other disadvantages. Revenue generated at Goodwill’s 25 Retail & Donation Centers supports Job-Link centers, income-sensitive housing for senior citizens and people with disabilities, the SWFL MicroEnterprise project, the L.I.F.E. Academy charter school for students with developmental disabilities, and other programs.

For store locations and more information about Goodwill’s mission, visit www.goodwillswfl.org.