Bowl, Stroll and Recycle E-Waste For Jobs With Goodwill: Metro Detroiters are invited to bowl and donate electronics, clothing, household items to support the fight for local employment. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit will hold the events Saturday, Sept. 25 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park. Metro Detroiters will have the opportunity to recycle used computer and related equipment free of cost, donate gently used clothing and household items and go “Bowling for Jobs” at Thunderbowl throughout the day. The event will also feature a free car show featuring “hot rod” vehicles owned by local automobile enthusiasts. With the purchase of a $20 ticket, participants will receive three games of bowling, bowling shoe rental, pizza and a soft drink. Sponsorships are available. A silent auction and tin can raffle will take place during bowling activities, which run from 1 to 3 p.m. To purchase tickets or sponsor a lane, please visit http://goodwilldetroit.org/bowling-for-jobs/ or call Chris Fichter at (313) 557-8793. Individual tickets also will be sold at the door. Volunteers from Goodwill will accept old computers and used computer accessories (e-waste) from 8 a.m. to noon in the Thunderbowl parking lot. Donors will receive a tax donation slip and proceeds from collected items will be recycled in support of Goodwill’s local employment, education and training programs. Collections of gently used clothing and housewares donations will also run from 8 a.m. to noon. The highest quality items collected will be sold at Goodwill’s new Metro Detroit flagship retail store, scheduled to open this fall in Canton. Proceeds from the store benefit Goodwill’s fight against local unemployment. Before and after bowling activities, individuals can stroll through the Thunderbowl parking lot as local car enthusiasts display their hot rods of all shapes and sizes.
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