Good Turn for Goodwill 2013

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4th Annual Good Turn for Goodwill

Girl Scout Donation Drive

Good Turn for Goodwill Girl Scout Donation Drive is a fun community service project open to all the girls of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Council.  This event allows the girls to give back to their community by collecting material donations

for Goodwill stores in their area.

REGISTER!!! – That’s how you get your patch!  Register as a troop or an individual. Tell us how many are participating in your troop OR put the name of the individual that’s registering.  Girls who participate who were not pre-registered will not receive patches! Please be sure to also let us know which Goodwill donation center you would like to drop off your donations.

Register online from now until March 29, 2013 at www.kansasgirlscouts.org

Bags– are available at your registered drop off location after April 12th.

 You DO NOT have to have a Goodwill bag!  Donated items not in Goodwill bags WILL STILL BE COUNTED! For help and to keep bag counts equal, please refer to sizing chart belowand at the end of the FAQ’s.

Bag Type

Size (approx.)

Equivalent or Count

Plastic Grocery

 7” x 16”

Half Bag

(2 grocery bags = 1 bag)

Goodwill (large)

18” x 30”

One Bag

Tall Kitchen

18” x 30”

One Bag

Large Yard /Lawn & Leaf

33” x 41”

Two Bags

(Half filled counts as 1 bag)

Tally Sheets – It’s VERY important that completed tally sheets be left with the donation attendant at Goodwill.  These are how we count your troops progress!  If a tally sheet is not left with the attendant, we won’t know who donated it!  If someone else drops items off – MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A FILLED OUT TALLY SHEET TO LEAVE BEHIND!

 Click here for tally sheet > Goodwill Tally sheet 2013

When– April 20thbring your completed tally sheet and donated items to your registered Goodwill!

Recognition – Following the completion of this service project, each registered participating Girl Scout will receive a patchand prize.

How you help gently used items are recycled and sold in stores providing jobs and opportunities for people with disabilities and barriers.  By recycling responsibly, you are helping fellow Kansans and the environment!

Thank you for your interest in the Good Turn for Goodwill Girl Scout Donation Drive!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do I register as a troop or individual?
Please register as one or the other – not both.  If you are participating as a troop, we need to know how many girls are in your troop so we order the correct number of patches.  If you register as an individual, then only one patch is counted for ordering.

Can I participate if my troop doesn’t want to but I do?
Yes!  Any Girl Scout can participate.  Register online as an individual and list your name and address.  Please do not list any troop information on your tally sheet so that we can keep the individuals and troops separate.

Does my troop have to drop of their donations as a troop or can my Girl Scouts come independently at different times?
Girl Scouts can drop off the donations as one troop, individually or in small groups with their parents.  Please be sure to have a completed tally sheet with your troop information listed and leave it with the door attendant.  If your troop information is not listed it may not get counted toward your troop

Can my Girl Scouts drop off donations at different Goodwill Donation Sites?
We ask that Girl Scouts only come to the Goodwill Donation Site that was chosen by the troop leader or the one selected at registration.  This way we know how to staff those sites on April 20th!

How many volunteers can I have helping my troop?
You can have as many volunteers help out as you want.  REMEMBER – if you have individuals dropping off donations – be sure they fill out a tally sheet with your troop number listed and leave it with the door attendant so it goes to your troop!

How many bags/flyers do we distribute?
Girl Scouts may distribute as many as they would like.  Some troops clean out their own homes and bring their personal donations to Goodwill – this is completely fine!  Of course, we encourage each troop to be as active as possible, making it more likely to win prizes and for bragging rights!

When do we begin collecting donations?
You may pick items up whenever it is most convenient for you.  We suggest picking up the morning of April 20thso they can be taken directly to Goodwill for donation and minimize any storage.

What if a household donates a large item we are unable to transport?
You DO NOT have to take any donation that is too big.  Remind the household that they may take these directly to Goodwill.

Additional Questions? — Contact Lesley High at 316-744-9291 Ext. 140  or e-mail lhigh@goodwillks.org

Sizing Chart:
This chart is designed using the Goodwill bag as a reference for a variety of bags and to assist in tallying donated items.  Sizing are approximates.  If you have any questions, please contact lhigh@goodwillks.org.

Bag Type

Size (approx.)

Equivalent or Count

Plastic Grocery

 7” x 16”

Half Bag

(2 grocery bags = 1 bag)

Goodwill (large)

18” x 30”

One Bag

Tall Kitchen

18” x 30”

One Bag

Large Yard /Lawn & Leaf

33” x 41”

Two Bags

(Half filled counts as 1 bag)

 

Resources:

Goodwill Tally sheet 2013     Good Turn Basic Info 2013   Share your Goodturn Photos

 

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