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Miracle to Host Goodwill Donation Drive

The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team will host a Goodwill donation drive August 24 through August 26. In addition to the donation drive, Saturday, August 25 will be a Goodwill Night featuring a Goodwill fashion show and more.

Aug. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- 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, August 24th through Sunday, August 26th.

Goodwill will collect donations at a truck in the Hammond Stadium parking lot from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with the Sunday donations being collected 12:30 p.m through 3 p.m.. 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 August 31st.  They will also 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’s employees will also be featured during the weekend donation drive. On Saturday August 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 located 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.

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