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The Pass It On Donation Challenge Begins April 1st!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Mar 11, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Pass It on Donation Challenge

Face off your clutter ... clear the zone ... clean out your closets! Get the entire family involved in gathering gently-used clothes and household items, then go to any participating Goodwill Store & Donation Center between Tuesday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Simply indicate your school name, city and number of items donated on the slip provided to you by the Goodwill Donation Attendant, and the school with the greatest number of items donated will recieve a visit from Chicago Blackhawk Patrick Sharp. It's that easy! Open to elementary and middle schools in the metropolitan Chicago territory only.

Patrick Sharp is a member of the 2010 and 2013 Championship Team, was the 2011 NHL All-Star Game MVP, is a 2014 Canadian Olympian, has over 400 career points and leads the 2013-2014 team in goals and shots.

1st Place: A visit by Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Sharp, a plaque, 2 autographed replica jerseys and 15 autographed caps. Click here to view the winning school guidelines.

2nd and 3rd Place: 15 autographed baseball caps each and a plaque.

Final results of Top 15 schools: April 1 - 30, 2014
Total number of items donated: 1,673,221

Congratulations to St Louise de Marillac School in La Grange Park!
 This was a tremendous effort on behalf of the 184 students in this school who helped donate 78,311 items.

We'd also like to extend our sincere thanks to the
2,075 schools who participated in this event, making it one of our most successful years ever!



Number of Items Donated

1 St Louise de Marillac School (La Grange Park) 78,311
2 Liberty Elementary School (Orland Park) 67,878
3 Aux Sable Middle School (Joliet) 43,676
4 Bannockburn Elementary School (Bannockburn) 29,542
5 St James School (Arlington Hts) 28,039
6 Jackson Middle School (Villa Park) 26,133
7 Emerson Elementary School (Elmhurst) 24,571
8 St Hilary School (Chicago) 21,005
9 River Valley School (Lemont) 20,252
10 Grissom Middle School (Tinley Park) 19,915
11 Indian Trail Junior High School (Addison) 18,736
12 Holy Trinity Catholic School (Westmont) 18,622
13 Marlowe Middle School (Lake in the Hills) 15,292
14 St Cyril and Methodius School (Lemont) 13,800
15 A F Ames Elementary School (Riverside) 13,419
  Other participating schools (pdf)  


How it works:

  1. There's no need to register for the promotion. Just start donating April 1, 2014!

  2. A Goodwill donation attendant will provide you with a special donation slip. Remember: only donations made between April 1 and April 30, 2014, will count!

  3. Simply indicate your school name, city and number of items donated. Return the slip to the donation attendant.*

  4. The school with the greatest number of items donated will receive a visit from Stanley Cup Champion Patrick Sharp!**

*Donation Slips:

  • Any slips that do not have an exact number written for the "Number of items donated" will be estimated by the donation attendant

  • Goodwill reserves the right to count a donation collection as one item (ie: a bag of 100 marbles = 1 item and not 100 items)

  • If any donation exceeds 999 items in one visit, the Goodwill Store Manager will need to sign the donation drive slip, in order for it to be counted

  • Slips that are not legible or filled out entirely (name of school and city) will not be counted

  • Goodwill is not responsible for any slips that are not received, are lost, or illegible

  • Management reserves the right to verify the number of items indicated by the donor on the submitted donation slip, to ensure accurate counts for this challenge

Click here to search for stores in the Metropolitian Chicago service territory.

Questions? Contact Katie Flanagan at (312) 994-1462 or

Click here to download a promotional flyer.

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