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Goodwill Is On The Move To NIU Residence Halls

Goodwill is stationing containers in NIU’s residence halls this week as students move out for the summer.

It’s part of a bi-annual campaign to collect unwanted items that may otherwise go in the trash.

Mary Ann Stratus, with Goodwill, said that's because residence halls often don’t have the time or manpower to bring items to donation centers.

“It only made sense for Goodwill to come in, bring the bins to the students, and just make it easy for them to donate,” she said.

Stratus said they’re in particular need for items like shoes and jeans.

“No matter what we get, we’re getting that much more donations for Goodwill to sell in their stores and help the community, and we’re also keeping that many pounds out of the landfills," she said. 

Stratus said the only things they can’t accept are some electronics, including batteries and televisions.

The campaign goes through Monday.

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