June 3, 2023

UMW Community Donates More Than 10,000 Pounds to Goodwill

University of Mary Washington students, faculty and staff donated more than 10,000 pounds of clothing and household items during the “Drop N’ Go!” donation drive in April and May. The drive was a collaborative effort with Rappahannock Goodwill Industries (RGI).

According to Bill Raynore, coordinator of corporate donations for RGI, UMW’s per student amount of donations exceeded that of some large universities. This was the first year for the partnership between RGI and UMW.

Rappahannock Goodwill Industries (RGI) operates 10 stores, one outlet, a commercial laundry, contract custodial and administrative services, three job help centers, and numerous attended donation centers in the city of Fredericksburg and a 12-county region in Virginia. RGI’s mission is to provide to people with barriers to employment – particularly those with disabilities – an array of quality vocational and educational services so that they can work most independently.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.