Area high schools are competing for a good cause again this season. Two high schools face off each week during the high school football season to collect the most donations for Goodwill. Goodwill receives 10s of thousands of pounds of donated items each year.
Each Monday, a Goodwill Store donation trailer is placed at selected schools. During the week, Goodwill accepts donations of clothing and household items at each school's donation trailer from 11am-6pm Monday-Thursday. Receipts for tax deductible donations are available. Items accepted include clothing, gently used furniture, small appliances and books. Computers and television screens will not be accepted. "All schools are winners when you donate to Goodwill" said President and CEO Amy Wachob. "Money raised from the sale of the donated items stays right here in Northwest Ohio to help people with special needs or barriers to employment get jobs."
Each Thursday evening, the trailers are picked up and weighed. The school with the most donations in weight is announced on 13abc Action Sports on Friday and is awarded a $500 scholarship. The winning school is also recognized at halftime of the game of the week.