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Goodwill Donation Truck

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RICHLAND, WA. -- The Goodwill of the Columbia is "driving" a new way of fundraising this year. They've launched a mobile donation truck that accepts clothing donations.

The face on the truck is a young picture of "Eli," a Richland High School student and dedicated goodwill worker who died a few months ago.

The truck is spending a week at 6 different schools. At the end of each week goodwill is paying the school based on the donation weight, which so far has been nearly triple of what's usually made through school fundraiser's.

Gordon Comfort, the executive director of the Goodwill of the Columbia said, "We want to be able to support other non-profits that are doing good in the area as well. One great thing about our industries is that all of the money stays local."

Goodwill will be pairing up with the Girl Scouts on December 17 for a big donation day at the Tony Roma's in Kennewick. They then plan to continue "donation-trucking" out of Richland, into 13 surrounding counties.