UT Tyler athletics and Goodwill Industries of East Texas are teaming up for a donation drive that will take place on Friday at the Patriot soccer matches against Ozarks.

The games are set for 4 (women) and 6 (men) p.m. at Citizens 1st Bank-Perkins Soccer Complex.

The donations given will directly help people in East Texas.

Some of the items that you can donate are gently-used clothing items, household items, electronics (laptops are in great need), printers, cell phones, computer monitors, shoes, linens, small appliances and furniture.

Students are encouraged to come support their soccer teams and most importantly, to support Goodwill Industries of East Texas, who helps thousands of individuals each year.

With each donation, fans will receive a gift from UT Tyler Athletics.

Goodwill Industries of East Texas is a non-profit organization with the mission “to provide skills training and vocational opportunities for people with barriers to employment. They work with individuals who have disabilities or other obstacles who are in need of assistance in many areas to find and keep work.

Goodwill believes in a “hand up” not a “hand out.” They also believe that individuals want and deserve the dignity employment brings to create independent, self -sufficient lives. We can only achieve this through donated items which are then resold to fund this mission.

For more information on Goodwill Industries of East Texas, please visit www.goodwilleasttexas.com.


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