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The Lenape Regional High School District (LRHSD) is conducting a seven-week Give to Goodwill clothing drive from now – November 18.
In keeping with the better-together theme, Cherokee, Lenape, Shawnee, and Seneca high schools will try to surpass last year’s cumulative total of donations collected.
Each high school will have two Goodwill donation boxes conveniently located in their parking lots.
Students, faculty, family and friends are encouraged to donate bagged gently used clothing, accessories, shoes, toys, books, and other small household items.
The Give to Goodwill Drive is a district-wide community service project.
Proceeds from the sale of all donated items collected fund Goodwill’s job training programs and career services that help local residents with disabilities and disadvantages get to work.
“This community service project helps teach our students about the importance of both philanthropy and sustainability. Something as simple as cleaning out a closet makes a huge impact on creating a more sustainable Earth while funding job training and education programs that help those with disabilities to become employed,” said Lenape Regional
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Birnbohm.
According to Goodwill CEO Mark Boyd, it is a pleasure to continue this partnership with the district. “Instilling the importance of donating and reusing America’s resources at a young age goes a long way in creating a donor for life,” he said.
Beyond this clothing drive, Goodwill sponsors the District’s outstanding community service awards given out at LRHSD’s May Board of Education meeting.
One senior from each high school will receive a $250 scholarship from Goodwill for outstanding community service.
About Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & Philadelphia
Founded in 1948, Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey is a community-based, nonprofit organization.
Its mission is to put people with special needs to work. Goodwill offers a variety of career services and employment training programs that help prepare local residents with disabilities and disadvantages for success in the competitive workforce.
Through the mass collection and resale of gently-used donated items, Goodwill’s 25+ retail stores and Goodwill Home Medical Equipment Store generate the revenue necessary to fund these worthwhile
programs while contributing to America’s recycling efforts.
For more information on Goodwill, please call 856/439-0200 or visit www.goodwillnj.org.
About Lenape Regional High School District
The Lenape Regional High School District’s four high schools – Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee, and Seneca – as well as the Sequoia Alternative Program, educate approximately 7,000 students from eight communities in Burlington County.
The communities served include Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, and Woodland.
The Lenape District is among the highest achieving districts in the state, with an average graduation rate of 97.2% and an average student SAT score of 1142.
A leader in progressive education, the LRHSD’s mission is to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world.