Boy and Girl Scouts from Asheboro, Burlington, Eden, Greensboro and High Point are teaming up with Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina to kick off the fourth annual ``Good Turn for Goodwill Clothing Drive' Oct. 5-10.
Scouts participating in this year's drive hope to raise more than 10,000 bags of donated goods for Goodwill Industries. The ``Good Turn for Goodwill Clothing Drive' is sponsored by Wachovia Bank, WXLV and WUPN, Wrangler Corp. and David Stanley Illustration.Revenue generated from the sale of donated goods allows Goodwill Industries to fund vocational training and job placement opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages.
Each year, Goodwill assists hundreds of individuals in becoming retail sales managers, data entry technicians and food service workers.
The ``Good Turn for Goodwill Clothing Drive' not only raises donations for Goodwill but also gives Scouts the opportunity to learn more about individuals with disabilities and the barriers they face every day.
The fourth annual ``Good Turn for Goodwill Clothing Drive' is a joint project of Goodwill Industries, the Old North State Council of the Boy Scouts of America and The Tarheel Triad Girl Scout Council.