Mon, June 11, 2018
“This donation allows us to reinforce our mission of conservation and sustainability,” said Marcus VanVleet, vice president of merchandising at SeaWorld Orlando. “We are keeping waste out of local landfills while supporting Goodwill’s efforts to empower differently abled Central Floridians with employment opportunities.”
The scooters, once used in SeaWorld parks, will be distributed among Goodwill’s 28 retail stores in Central Florida, where they will be sold. Sales revenue will help fund Goodwill’s job training and employment assistance programs.
“The community can support our efforts to provide job training and placement to Central Floridians who have barriers to employment in several ways, including dropping off household items and making in-kind donations,” said Karla Radka, chief operating officer at Goodwill. “We’re grateful for the generosity of corporate partners like SeaWorld who help us continue building lives that work.”
To support Goodwill, residents can donate clothing, shoes, books, household goods and electronics at their nearest retail store or Donation Xpress. A list of locations can be found at www.goodwillcfl.org.