WHO: Goodwill of Greater Washington (DC) will collect donations of gently used clothing and household goods from the public during FLW Outdoors tournament at the National Harbor. The donations will be sold at local Goodwill® retail stores, where the revenues will fund job training programs, and career and other community-based services.
“The Goodwill and FLW Outdoors partnership allows people to donate items they no longer need and help people with disabilities and disadvantages in their local communities,” said Catherine Meloy, president and CEO of Goodwill of Greater Washington. “Each donation will support Goodwill’s vital employment and career services in the Washington, DC, area to help people find jobs, earn paychecks and strengthen their families.”
WHAT: Goodwill Industries® and FLW Outdoors have partnered to increase awareness of Goodwill’s job training and programs that support career advancement. Goodwill is represented by professional angler Chad Grigsby. Grigsby will be present at the Goodwill booth during the FLW Outdoors Expo if he is not fishing on the Potomac.
WHEN: FLW Outdoors Expo: Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, 12 – 4 p.m.
Fishing Tournament: Thursday, June 2, through Sunday, June 5.
WHERE: FLW Outdoors Expo
137 National Plaza
National Harbor, MD 20745
VISUALS: Tour patrons donating gently used clothing and household goods and Goodwill employees loading donations into a Goodwill vehicle: Goodwill employees will collect donated items at the Goodwill booth near the FLW Outdoors Expo — a free event featuring activities, including fishing-themed games and prizes, Ranger boat simulators, obstacle courses, and a trout pond. The “Smiling G” costumed mascot will be passing out balloons and other prizes, as well as posing for photographs with children.
CONTACT: Lauren Lawson-Zilai
Media Relations Manager
Goodwill Industries International
Phone (240) 333-5266 and Mobile (240) 388-3809
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Goodwill of Greater Washington
Phone: (202) 715-2605 and Mobile (703) 472-8302
For more information about FLW Outdoors, visit www.flwoutdoors.com.
For more information about Goodwill of Greater Washington, visit www.dcgoodwill.org or call (202) 636-4225.