Goodwill® agencies are committed to helping college students and other youth succeed by providing access to financial education, mentoring and job readiness skills. While usually on the giving end of youth engagement, Goodwill of Central Florida found itself on the receiving end of a university initiative this month, when University of Central Florida students donated more than 1,400 pounds of clothing during the Sigma Nu fraternity’s annual “Undie Classic.”
More than 200 students joined the event, which required participants to strip down to their underwear and run one mile around campus. After checking in at the registration booth, students disrobed and deposited their clothing into a Goodwill donation bin. The donations will help provide vocational services for more than 60 people in the Central Florida Community.
“It’s a fun and different type of philanthropy,” one student said. “Most collect money, donating clothes is sort of an incentive.”
The fraternity said it chose the Orlando-based Goodwill for its clothing donation because it believes the agency offers services to the community that other nonprofit organizations cannot provide.
For more details about the event, visit Goodwill of Central Florida’s website.