Charlotte Junior Chamber Holds Largest Computer Donation Drive In History of Local Goodwill

By Ashley Richardson

The Charlotte Junior Chamber (Jaycees) and Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont completed the largest computer and related items collection drive in the local affiliate’s history.Topping last year’s record results by 27%, the final tally was 384 donations to fill 3 trailers. Last the year’s effort garnered 303 donations to fill 2 trailers.

The Jaycees partnered with Goodwill to promote the event in a grassroots effort by passing out flyers, posting on Facebook accounts, and emailing local churches, businesses and organizations.

Local news stations and The Charlotte Observer ran stories about the drive on Saturday. As a result, people from all over Charlotte showed up with their donations to be refurbished or recycled as part of Goodwill’s efforts to raise money while providing our fellow citizens valuable job training.

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