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Goodwill Combines Fundraiser, E-Waste Recycling

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Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit is hosting “BOO! and Bowl for Jobs,” a Halloween-themed event that invites residents to bowl, donate old computer equipment or gently used clothing and participate in a children’s costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Drakeshire Lanes in Farmington Hills.

Donations of computer equipment, gently used clothing and household items will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and donors will receive a tax donation slip. Collected computer items will be recycled and only the highest quality clothing donations will be used at the Canton Goodwill store, set to open this winter; all proceeds will support Goodwill’s local employment, education and training programs. Individuals donating an item of clothing or computer equipment will receive a voucher for a free game of bowling at Drakeshire Lanes to be redeemed between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2010.

All activities support Goodwill programs that help Southeast Michigan residents earn jobs by overcoming employment challenges and becoming trained, trusted and ready to work.

“This event offers several ways Metro Detroiters can support Goodwill programs, whether through bowling, donating or just attending to show they care about local people in need of work,” said Mark Lane, director of public relations and special events for Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. ”It’s a chance to have some Halloween fun with the family while helping our friends and neighbors get back to work.”
 
For $20, participants will receive three games of bowling, bowling shoe rental, pizza and a soft drink. 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.

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