To the Editor:

Yes, it is still winter, but at Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, we would like you to think spring – spring cleaning, that is! That’s because this time of year is our lowest for donations and we are asking for your help. In 2017, South Boston residents donated more than 760,000 pounds of goods to Goodwill and we are very thankful. Now, we are hoping you will get a jump start on spring cleaning and look in your closet to find items to help Goodwill today.

Donating makes you feel good. It also makes a difference in people’s lives. When you donate to Goodwill, you create jobs. Program participants get on-the-job training in our retail enterprise, graduates from our training programs get access to interview attire free of charge, and local residents get jobs in The Goodwill Stores. Your donations help us advance our mission of helping people with barriers to self-sufficiency to achieve independence and dignity through work.

In South Boston, you can donate clothing and household goods at The Goodwill Store at 470 West Broadway or at another donation center near you. For information about Goodwill as well as the locations and hours of The Goodwill Stores and donation centers, please visit<>.

Thank you for donating and supporting Goodwill!

Joanne K. Hilferty, President and CEO
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries