Goodwill of Central Arizona will celebrate Earth Day by encouraging Valley schools to hold donation drives to collect needed items during the month of April.
Goodwill will collect gently used clothing, books, shoes, and household items from family, friends and neighbors. It is aiming for 20 to 30 donation drives at Valley schools during April.
Participating schools will receive funds for every pound donated, making it a fundraiser for their school. The class that collects the most donations will receive a donut party, and its teacher will receive a Harkins Theatres gift pack.
Eight drives are scheduled in April:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Highland High School Band Boosters
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Mirage Elementary School
7 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Peoria High School Band Boosters
Time TBD – Williams Field High School Band Boosters
Time TBD – Desert Mountain High School PTA
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Desert Ridge High School Marching Band
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Shadow Mountain High School Student Council
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Desert Mountain High School Marching Band
To sign up for a donation drive, contact Mindy Pieper at Goodwill at (602) 535-4218.