Goodwill partners with scouts again for spring Good Turn Day

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Our Spring Good Turn Day set for Saturday, March, 21, 2020, is being modified. We are cancelling volunteer opportunities as a way to earn a patch. Scouts may still earn a patch by donating a large trash bag of items on that day. Be aware our store hours have changed. We will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

While typically we require the scout be present to make the donation, we will waive that requirement. A limited number of patches will be available at stores. If we run out, staff will take down information so we can work to get more patches and mail them to those owed.

These changes apply to our eight stores – Athens, Chillicothe, Circleville, Jackson, Logan, McArthur, Waverly, and Washington Court House. We will consider doing a second Spring Good Turn Day with volunteer opportunities once officials have lifted social distancing restrictions.

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On March 21, scouts across Ohio will be visiting Goodwill stores to earn a special patch for the spring Good Turn Day.


All eight of the Goodwill of South Central Ohio stores will participate in the special. The idea of the annual event is to provide Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts an opportunity to do a “good turn” in their community by collecting used clothing, books, housewares, and other items to donate to Goodwill. Scouts may also choose to volunteer in a Goodwill store.


“We’re excited to participate in Good Turn Day again, and we appreciate what the scouts do for Goodwill,” said Goodwill of South Central Ohio CEO Marvin Jones. “The scouts’ efforts will help Goodwill with its mission as a nonprofit organization to improve the quality of life and job opportunities for those with disabilities and disadvantages across our eight-county region.”


During the November 2019 Good Turn Day, the eight stores awarded at least 107 Good Turn Day patches. Scouts earn a patch by donating a large trash bag of items or volunteering in the store for one hour.


Donations for Good Turn Day may be dropped off anytime during business hours March 21 at our stores in Athens, Chillicothe, Circleville, Jackson, Logan, McArthur, Washington Court House, and Waverly.


Volunteer opportunities for Scouts at the stores will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 21 and requires an appointment to be made by March 18. Scouts wanting to volunteer should contact Jona Ison to arrange a time at 740-702-4000 Ext. 135 or via email at jona.ison@gwisco.org.

For more information on Goodwill, go online to www.GWISCO.org and follow us on Facebook. Media contact: Jona Ison, jona.ison@gwisco.org, 740-702-4000 ext. 135

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