September 18, 2008

Help! Goodwill Needs Donated Computers to Keep Clients Working


Contact: David J. Tobiczyk, +1-412-390-2236, or Jack Maddigan, +1- 724-942-4629, both of Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania today issued a special emergency appeal to individuals, businesses, educational institutions, healthcare facilities and other organizations to donate their old computers to help keep some of its clients working.


Goodwill employs approximately 30 clients a day -- both people with disabilities and participants in welfare-to-work programs -- in its computer recycling program, which includes a recovery/reuse/ recycling partnership with computer manufacturer Dell, Inc.

"Computer donations have declined and our Computer Recycling Center is almost out of material for the clients we employ to de- manufacture computers for environmentally responsible recycling or resale at our computer store," said David J. Tobiczyk, Goodwill's Vice President of Marketing and Development.

"We are making this special appeal in the hope that it will motivate people and companies to help us out. We really need more computer donations immediately in order to keep our clients working - - both from individuals and from businesses and organizations that want to get rid of large quantities of computers at no cost."

Mr. Tobiczyk also noted that computer donors can be confident about the privacy of data on their hard drives because all computers donated to Goodwill are professionally wiped clean to Department of Defense standards.

Computers and related items can be dropped off at any Goodwill store or Attended Donation Center. Visit www.goodwillswpa.orgto find the nearest store or ADC. To arrange pick up of large quantities of computers, please call 412-390-2353.

SOURCE Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

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