Two well-known and well-respected nonprofit organizations, the Girls Scouts Western Pennsylvania and Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, are teaming up this year. Together, they will conduct the “Give A Little Love” Clothing Drive and Community Service Project during the month of February. Girl Scouts will be collecting gently used items for donation to Goodwill for the winter months when donations are needed most. Items donated will be sold in Goodwill stores to support the non-profit’s mission to provide job training and education to help people with barriers to gain employment.

“We are so very pleased to work with the Girl Scouts on this donation drive project,” said Joanne De Luca, Marketing Specialist at Goodwill SWPA. “They have been a wonderful partner of Goodwill for decades because of their commitment to the community.  Their support this year is greatly appreciated.”

During the “Give A Little Love” Clothing Drive and Community Service Project, Girl Scouts are encouraged to fill up bags of donations. Through the month of February, they are asked to deliver them to their local participating Goodwill store and donation center. Goodwill SWPA and the Girls Scouts Western Pennsylvania are calling on the public to support the project by cleaning out their closets to help to Girl Scouts fill the donation bags. 

Participating Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a patch provided by Goodwill recognizing their fulfillment of community service. Additionally, the top two Girl Scouts who collect the most donations will win a paid trip to camp; courtesy of Goodwill SWPA.

“Thanks to local organizations like Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Girl Scouts have opportunities to keep their promise to help others and make the world a better place,” said Jackie Dineen, Director, Girl Experience of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania.  “Even our youngest Girl Scouts in Kindergarten can participate in this project, putting them on a path of service and engagement that will last their entire lives.”  

For more information on the Give A Little Love Clothing Drive and Community Service Project, contact joanne.deluca@goodwillswpa.org.

CONTACT:   David J. Tobiczyk, Vice President, Marketing & Development
 412-632-1942 or david.tobiczyk@goodwillswpa.org