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Goodwill to Hold Donation Drive July 20 Attendees can enter raffle for tickets to Beyoncé concert on July 23
BOSTON (July 10, 2013) – Beyoncé is lending her voice to raise awareness about Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of work. On Saturday, July 20, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries is holding a clothing donation drive at 1010 Harrison Avenue from 10 a.m. to noon where attendees can enter a raffle for two VIP tickets to Beyoncé’s concert on July 23 at TD Garden. Two tickets for the Beyoncé concert will also be awarded for the most pounds of clothing donated. In April, Beyoncé announced she would encourage her fans to support Goodwill by promoting donation drives. “Goodwill helps people get back to work by providing education, job training and placement. I wanted to team up with an organization that puts people first and works every day to help them improve and re-establish their lives,” said Beyoncé. “Making a donation to Goodwill supports our programs to help individuals achieve independence and dignity through work,” said Joanne K. Hilferty, president and CEO of Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries. “Beyoncé’s is making more people aware of this connection.” Street teams from MIX 104.1 and AMP 103.3 will be at the donation drive, playing music and games with the crowd. You can only enter for the tickets at the July 20 donation drive. A donation is not required to enter. The cut-off time to make a donation is noon and the winners will be announced shortly after that. You do not have to be present in order to win. Goodwill staff and immediate family are not eligible to enter. About Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries For more than a century, Goodwill has provided job training programs and partnered with the business community to provide meaningful work opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to self-sufficiency. In addition, Goodwill operates Boston Career Link, a onestop career center, which offers universal access to a broad range of services for job seekers, individuals who are looking to advance or change careers, and employers seeking good job candidates. Goodwill also offers programs that foster academic achievement and career aspirations among urban youth. The Goodwill Stores in eastern and central Massachusetts

provide jobs and on-the-job training opportunities. They offer quality, low-cost goods to individuals and families looking for value and support other programs and services fulfilling Goodwill’s charitable mission. www.goodwillmass.org ###

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