Detroit’s Eastern Market will become a temporary donation and computer recycling site for Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The drop off site is located on the corner of Wilkins and Orleans under Shed 6.

Detroit Eastern Market encourages individuals to donate gently used clothing, housewares, electronics, books, sports equipment, home décor and furniture. The highest quality items collected will be sold at Goodwill’s new Metro Detroit flagship retail store, scheduled to open this fall in Canton Township. Proceeds from the store benefit Goodwill’s employment training and education programs, which help local people earn jobs by becoming trained, trusted and ready to work.

Volunteers from Goodwill also will be accepting old computers and used computer accessories free of cost. Donors will receive a tax donation slip and proceeds from collected items will support Goodwill’s mission.

“Eastern Market Corporation is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life for people throughout Metro Detroit,” said Dan Carmody, president of Eastern Market Corp. “Goodwill is accomplishing great things for our friends and neighbors facing employment challenges. We hope Saturday’s donation bring the community together in support of Goodwill’s ongoing effort.”

Individuals wishing to donate new or gently used clothing or other items after the Eastern Market event may drop them off at Goodwill’s Detroit headquarters (3111 Grand River) or at Goodwill’s Ann Arbor Donation Center (outside Sears at Briarwood Mall) or call (313) 964-3900 for more information.

In just the past few years of its nearly 90-year history, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has placed thousands of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county individuals into new jobs and provided education, training and career assistance to thousands more in the region.

For additional information on Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, visit or call (313) 964-3900.

More about Detroit’s 119-year-old Eastern Market, the largest historic public market district in the United States, at

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