Goodwill Partners With Girl Scouts For Scouting For Shoes


In honor of Earth Day, the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council is teaming up Goodwill of Central Arizona to hold a large donation drive called Scouting for Shoes. The drive kicked off this week and runs through Saturday, April 18.

In an effort to keep shoes from going directly in to Arizona landfills, Girl Scouts are collecting no longer needed shoes from family, friends and neighbors for donations to Goodwill. In exchange for their efforts, each Girl Scout will earn a Scouting for Shoes patch recognizing their commitment to our community and environment.

Each girl is hoping to collect each least four pairs of unwanted shoes and troop leaders will drop off the donations at select Goodwill stores on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“We’re really excited to continue our partnership with the Girl Scouts,” said Jackie Halleen, Goodwill’s vice president of retail operations. “Our donation drive with the Girl Scouts went very well last Fall. This is a great way for the girls to learn about the importance of recycling and supporting your community.”

“At Girl Scouts, some of our core values are environmental stewardship and leadership,” said Cristi Pontius, program logistics coordinate at Girl Scouts. “Our partnership with Goodwill allows us to bring these values to life! Girls have the opportunity to make a lasting impression in their communities and environment, while also supporting a great organization.”

Last year, the Girl Scouts collected over 25,000 pounds of donations.

If you’d like to support the Girl Scouts in their efforts, contact Cristi Pontius at 602.452.7105to find out where you can donate your gently used shoes.

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