Nichole Hannahs

Empty Boxes Cause Concern

by Nichole Hannahs on February 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm

There’s not as many donations filling boxes at Goodwill stores across Southeastern Ohio.

Boxes usually full of items are left mostly empty and the drop off center on Maple Avenue is quiet. Officials said they always experience a lull in donations during February and March.

"The slow down affects us being able to give quality items at a low price," explained Goodwill Chief Operating Officer Cindy Caldwell. "It also sometimes affects employment where we have to cut hours. We employee approximately 100 people in Muskingum County alone."

The good news for those cleaning out the closets, donating items is an easy process.

"On Maple Avenue we have a drive through center, you can drive up and we’ll unload your car, we also have tended donation centers at Kmart North and South and Pic ‘n Save in South Zanesville," said Caldwell.

All donations made to Goodwill are tax deductible and they’ll be happy to give you a receipt when you drop off your items.