Goodwill finds a unique way to receive donations

first_img Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply About Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc.Since 1959, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has provided vocational and job placement services to hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. With 29 retail stores and 29 Donation Xpress locations in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Volusia counties, Goodwill directly channels more than 90 percent of its annual revenue into programs that enable individuals to secure long-term employment and become self-sufficient. For more information, go here.About RoadieHeadquartered in Atlanta, Roadie is an app-based community that puts unused capacity in passenger vehicles to work by connecting people with stuff to send with drivers heading in the right direction. Roadie’s model enables efficient, low-cost delivery for senders and rewards drivers for trips they were already taking. To learn more about the world’s first on-the-way delivery network, go here.  TAGSGoodwillRoadie Previous articleLearn a life-saving skill that will save lives with these 4 stepsNext articleSpace Coast Birding festival coming to Lake Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Partnership Encourages Consumer to Donate What They No Longer NeedA new partnership between Goodwill and Roadie aims to make it easier for people to donate items they no longer use or need, from clothes to couches to dressers and bicycles. Running through February 28, Roadie — the national on-the-way delivery network — will pick up your unwanted items and take them to your nearest Goodwill donation center.“January is typically a month when people reflect and resolve to do better; it’s also a time when donations are traditionally down for Goodwill,” said Bill Oakley, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida. “So, this year, we are partnering with Roadie to make donating easier than ever and asking you to resolve to be a job creator by donating to Goodwill in 2017.”As with all items donated to local Goodwill organizations, items donated through the Roadie partnership will be sold in Goodwill stores to help fund job and skills training, both in person and online, employment placement services and other community-based programs, such as financial education and mentoring. Donations made at any time of the year are tax deductible and receipts for items shipped through the Roadie partnership will be provided by request.First time Roadie users who donate items to Goodwill through the app or website will receive a $20 discount on the pickup and delivery fee using the promo code GOODWILL. Similarly, Goodwill shoppers who wish to use Roadie for the first time to deliver purchases to their home or office can also receive the discount.“Roadie was built on the idea of community members helping one another. We’re happy to be partnering with Goodwill to help people give new life to the things they can no longer use, and in the process, help create jobs in communities nationwide,” said Marc Gorlin, founder and CEO, Roadie.Roadie is the world’s first “on-the-way” delivery network that connects people who have stuff to send with drivers already headed in the right direction. By tapping into unused space in passenger vehicles already on the road, the app-based community gives users a more flexible, greener, and cost-effective way to ship locally and nationally, seven days a week.  New Roadie customers can simply click on the Goodwill icon on the Roadie app or go to to schedule a pickup. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Second Caribbean Boxing Development Tournament

first_imgGuyanese boxers continue winning ways in Barbados… Moore captures gold, Amsterdam and Allicock march into semisLOCAL boxers continued their winning ways when the Caribbean Development Boxing Tournament (CDBT) continued in Bridgetown, Barbados on Thursday evening.According to reports emanating from the Island of the `Flying Fish’, the pugilists from the `Land of Many Waters’ (Guyana) `drowned’ their opponents from Barbados in all three bouts that the fighters contested.The end result was that Guyana secured their first gold medal through Isaiah Moore who was the lone junior boxer on tour and who competed in the flyweight division.Moore forced the referee to stop his flyweight contest against Barbados’ Roshawn Holder in the first round of their final.Kevin Allicock got into the medal round in the Youth category by causing the referee to stop his flyweight contest against Barbados’ Stephan Harding in the very first round, securing his semi-final place.In the final bout on Thursday night’s card, Guyana’s Desmond Amsterdam, competing in the Elite category, secured a 3-0 points-decision win over Barbados’ Ision Fraser in their middleweight contest.The victories for the trio follow on the heels of wins by other Guyanese boxers, Joel Williamson, Christopher Moore and Colin Lewis during the first two days of the tournament.On Tuesday evening, Moore, fighting in the Youth category, secured a round three technical knockout (TKO) win against his Cayman Islands’ opponent Alex Smith in their lightweight contest, while Williamson, fighting in the lightweight division of the Elite category pounded out a points-decision win against Guadeloupe’s Ronald Bicep.Some hours later (Wednesday), Moore returned to the ring and faced Miguel Diaz of Anguilla and once again, the referee had to stop the fight in the third round in favour of Moore.On Wednesday too, Guyana’s Colin Lewis registered a points-decision win against Fredric Pierre of Guadeloupe in the light welterweight division of the Elite category.After arriving in Barbados at 17:00hrshrs on Tuesday afternoon and booking into their hotel, the Guyanese management team was informed that Moore and Joel Williamson were down to contest the fourth and fifth bouts respectively on that night’s card, just two hours after their arrival.Despite the late notice, the two Guyanese adjusted themselves psychologically and went down to the venue.The other boxers that make up the Guyanese contingent are: Akeem Mounter who will compete in the welterweight division of the Youth category, Keevin Allicock (Youth) flyweight division and Elite boxers Jason Barker (super heavyweight), Markember Pierre ( light heavyweight) and Clairmont Gibson (bantamweight).The boxers are being guided by coaches Sebert Blake (head coach) and assistant coaches Adrian Thompson and Clifton Moore.The team manager is Guyana Boxing Association vice-president Maurice Rajkumar.last_img