Goodwill asks for donations of your computer equipment
October 24, 2006
Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh is seeking donated computers and related peripherals for its retail stores and attended donation centers.
“Goodwill's updated computer recycling efforts are underway, and we need used computers and parts to help employ up to 100 people who are coming off of the welfare roles and moving into the workforce,” said Michael Smith, Goodwill's president and chief executive officer. “We absolutely need the public's help to make this program work well.”
Computers will be dismantled or rebuilt and sold, with all proceeds supporting the agency's workforce training programs.
“We hope people will take this opportunity to get a jump on clearing out some room for new computers and related equipment that they may get for the upcoming holidays,” said Smith. “People may take their computers to their nearest Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh retail store or attended donation center during normal operating hours.”
Donors may find a site close to them by calling 412-481-9005 or visiting the agency's Website, http://www.goodwillpit. org. Donors interested in claiming tax deductions should keep an itemized list of their donations, along with the receipt provided by Goodwill. The Internal Revenue Service allows a deduction for each item's value. For general guidelines, visit http://www.irs.gov.