The Charlotte Knights and Goodwill® are Spring Cleaning at BB&T Ballpark
The baseball club and local nonprofit will host an electronics recycling drive on March 26
WHAT: The Charlotte Knights are cleaning up BB&T Ballpark to get ready for spring, and are providing a large electronics donation to Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. Before the first game of spring between the UNC Charlotte 49ers and Clemson Tigers, Homer, the Charlotte Knight’s mascot, will help to load up a Goodwill truck with electronics from around the ballpark! The Knights and Goodwill invite community members and businesses to bring their electronics donations to the ballpark from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on March 26 to support Goodwill’s mission to help job seekers get career-ready and back to work in our community. Fans can also bring electronics to donate on their way into the game, including printers, laptops, tablets, e-readers, game systems, toys, cameras, accessories and more!
WHY: Spring is a great time to look through your home and workplace for items you don’t use or need – and donate them! Proceeds from community donations to Goodwill help to fund training programs in construction, customer service and IT, and career placement opportunities for job seekers here in our community. Have printers, computers, calculators, flat-screen TVs and other tech sitting around? Goodwill has an electronics recycling program that works to refurbish used technology and provide it for purchase at The GRID, its technology store located in the University area.
About Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
Goodwill has been serving individuals and families in the Southern Piedmont region of North and South Carolina for more than 50 years. Goodwill operates 25 retail stores and has more than 30 donation sites in the region. Proceeds from the sale of donated goods fund job training and employment services for individuals facing obstacles to employment such as lack of skills, experience or education, and those with criminal backgrounds. In 2017, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont provided employment services to more than 12,600 individuals thanks to donations and purchases from the community. For more information, visit www.goodwillsp.org.
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