Florida Woman Wins Levi’s Prize Pack through Donate Movement Photo Contest

ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International is pleased to name Alexandria Santangelo of Bradenton, FL, the winner of its first-ever Donate Movement photo contest. Santangelo will receive the grand prize — a Levi’s prize pack worth $400 and other prizes — for submitting the most creative photo in the contest. The contest was judged by Goodwill Industries International staff members as well as donation attendants throughout the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.
121510_PhotoContestFrom November 1­–22, Goodwill® asked people to find items in their homes to donate to Goodwill, mark them with Donate Movement stickers, take photos, and submit the images to Goodwill via e-mail and through Goodwill’s Flickr™ group dedicated to the contest. The purpose was to raise awareness of the Donate Movement and to remind people to clean out their closets and donate items they no longer need.
“Goodwill’s photo contest drew an enthusiastic response from people in local communities,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “We are grateful for the generosity of our supporters, whose donations of clothing and household items help to generate revenue to provide job training programs, on-the-job training and other community-based programs to people who face challenges in entering the workforce.”
The photo contest provided a chance for donors to be creative and show support for the Donate Movement — a public awareness movement powered by Goodwill that focuses on the positive impact donating has on both local communities and the environment.
The winning photo will be displayed on Goodwill’s web site, in Goodwill’s Working! magazine, and on posters displayed throughout Goodwill’s more than 2,400 retail stores. Santangelo will also receive a Donate Movement t-shirt and a copy of Frank Fontana’s book, Dirty Little Secrets of Design. Five honorable mention winners will each receive a $100 Levi’s gift card and a Donate Movement t-shirt.
“Donations are a vital first step in making sure Goodwill can fulfill its mission of serving people who need our services in your community,” said Gibbons. “To date, Goodwill has helped to divert nearly 2 billion pounds of donated goods from landfills, which are then sold in our stores and online to fund employment opportunities for people who are in need of employment and skills training.”