Newmarket Businesses Collect Donations for Goodwill Clothing Drive!
The Newmarket Business Association and Newmarket Community Partners have kicked the summer off in an exciting way! The two organizations have partnered with Morgan Memorial Goodwill for their “Put Your Clothes to Work” Drive. This clothing drive serves to collect business casual and interview appropriate clothing to be given to lower-income individuals. These individuals have participated in job-training programs provided by Morgan Memorial, and their new clothing will assist them as they transition back into the workforce.
Two of the three full bins donated to Morgan Memorial Goodwill.
The NBA asked member businesses to keep collection boxes in their offices in order to collect clothing from customers and employees. According to Maggie Shepard, coordinator of the drive at the NBA, “We were thrilled with the participation. Together, we filled three large collection bins, or 425 pounds of clothing!” The Newmarket businesses and organizations that volunteered to participate were Metro Credit Union, Salami Truck Center, Waldo Bros. Co., Slade Gorton Co., Inc., Accurate Fasteners, Inc., and Edens.
The NBA offered a reward of a $150 restaurant gift card to the business who donated the most clothing. Edens came out as the victor with over two full boxes of donated clothing. Shepard had this to say about the event: “We owe all of the success of the clothing drive to the generosity of our members, and we are very grateful for their assistance. Erin Flaherty and her team at Morgan Memorial Goodwill did incredible work on the “Put Your Clothes to Work” Drive including coordinating the delivery and pick up of the collection bins. The NBA and NCP are ecstatic with the results of our clothing drive and hope to beat our efforts next year!”
Kristin Ahlman and Jeff Pransky from Edens stand with NBA clothing drive coordinator, Maggie Shepard, with the contributions from Edens.