Seattle Goodwill is celebrating Earth Day with local musicians, CEOs, athletes and community leaders who are “breaking up” with an outfit, Breakup4Good, and publicly donating it to Goodwill – and keep it from the landfill. Some of the outfits will be auctioned off to benefit Goodwill’s job training and education programs.
Over 60 individuals and organizations donated items to Breakup4good including Seattle Mayor Ed Murray; Sounders FC Alumni Roger Levesque and Marcus Hahnemann; Aleksa Manila, performer; Nan Stoops, Executive Director for Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Assunta Ng, Publisher, Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly; Michelle Quisenberry, Managing Partner of Volterra; Hollis Wong-Wear, The Flavr Blue, Seattle SuperSonics Coach Lenny Wilkens, Geekwire Co-founder John Cook, and the Seattle Opera.
Items will be on Seattle Goodwill’s eBay store (hashtag “breakup4good”) until May 1 to bid on outfits or visit www.seattlegoodwill.org/earthday to see photos and videos of the items donated.
“Because of donations like these over 40 million pounds of useful goods have been kept out of landfills,” said Daryl Campbell, President and CEO of Seattle Goodwill. “These donations also help fund our free job training and education and last year we were able to help over 9,200 people.” (end)