Goodwill Industries of East Texas Combine with Tyler ISD Foundation to Make A Great Partnership! | Schools
This summer, two local nonprofit entities are joining forces to go from good to GREAT! The Tyler ISD Foundation has been designated as the recipient of a generous percentage of sales for both of the Tyler Goodwill locations.
Fifteen percent of all sales during the Tax Free Weekend—August 19th through 21st--from the Locust Street and the Superstore location on Loop 323 will be donated to the Tyler ISD Foundation. Based on 2010 results, this gift could be approximately $5,000.
“We are excited to be named the recipient of the benevolence of Goodwill Industries of East Texas,” said Larry Goddard, executive director of the Tyler ISD Foundation. “We hope that we can encourage donations of back to school uniforms, boys and girls clothes, backpacks and other donated items will be the top priority of Tyler citizens now until the Tax Free Weekend, scheduled for August .”
"David Walton, the Executive Director of the Goodwill Industries of East Texas, feels that the partnership with the TISD Foundation is an important aspect of Goodwill's role in being a Caring Community Enterprise. By extending the life of the items that are donated we help our environment and divert items from our landfill. By reselling the items through our stores, we create jobs. And by contributing part of the funds received to the TISD Foundation, we are giving back to the community. We are helping students become better educated individuals which will enable them to be productive members of society in the future. I thank you for your support of Goodwill's and TISD's joint effort."
Last year, a trial of the partnership was held with the two Tyler locations of Goodwill Industries of East Texas each donating $500 to the Tyler ISD Foundation following the high volume of sales during the tax free weekend.“We are encouraging everyone able to donate items to Goodwill between now and before August 19th, “stated Goddard. “There is a huge shortage of belts for male students—Goodwill needs school uniforms, backpacks, shoes, and other items that will be covered under the tax free legislation. We hope that our friends in Tyler and the surrounding area will use these hot days to clean our closets and bring donated items to Goodwill. The sales of Goodwill items carries forward in training individuals who face barriers in their lives—the work of the staff of Goodwill is tremendously beneficial to our region.”
“For Goodwill to give back to the educators of Tyler ISD is humbling—please go through your closets and ask your friends to do the same. We need to help build up the inventory at both locations of Goodwill before the tax free weekend. Everyone will benefit in a positive manner from this partnership.”
For more information about the Tyler ISD Foundation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (903) 266-9806. For information about Goodwill Industries of East Texas, contact Marcia Floyd, Consulting, Business and Real Estate Marketing, (903) 521-2058.