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Spring cleaning; Goodwill says they see an uptick in donations

Goodwill on the south side of Terre Haute said it's seeing an influx of donations and expects a high volume of donations through the end of May.

Posted: Mar 13, 2018 6:37 PM
Updated: Mar 13, 2018 6:37 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- Goodwill on the south side of Terre Haute said it's seeing an influx of donations and expects a high volume of donations through the end of May. People are beginning to get the spring fever and getting motivated to start fresh.

Meredith Osburn, retail operations director, says they get a lot of donations around the spring time. 

"We get car loads after car loads," Osburn said. 

Osburn says donations are picking up dramatically.

Nastasia Whiteside, Goodwill employee, has hung more than 100 shirts in one day.

"We are pretty busy," Whiteside said. "Just hanging donation clothes."

Employees say the increase is allowing them to give more to the people who need it. But, also bringing more attention to what they do for the community. 

"It means the world that our donors are thinking of us or thinking about our mission of employing people with barriers," Osburn said.

Annie Lucas is shopping for a new outfit. She also dropped off a variety of donations. 

"It gives people a chance to purchase things that maybe I'm done with," Lucas said. 

Osburn says if the increase continues into the spring months, more opportunities will be put into the hands of those in the Wabash Valley. 

"If you haven't used it or touched it {personal item} and it has got a thick of dust on it, bring it in and purge," Osburn said. "Do a little good in the community by supporting a great mission."

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