Drive to Victory

Each fall, Goodwill partners with area high schools to host a fun and competitive donation drive. Donation trailers are parked at two area high schools each week leading up to their Friday night football game, and students and parents can donate clothes, electronics and housewares. At the end of the week, Goodwill weighs the donations and the school with the most donations receives a $250 scholarship and the runner-up school receives $100 courtesy of sponsors, Stark County Educational Service Center, BellStores and M&M True Value Hardware.

Which schools are participating?      

Weir at Oak Glen                                                        August    21-25
Perry at McKinley                                                        September 4-8
Steubenville at Dover                                            September 11-15
Catholic Central at Weirton Madonna                   September 18-22
Alliance at Carrollton                                          September 25-29
Harrison Central at Indian Creek                                            September25-29
Louisville at GlenOak                      October2-6
North Canton at Jackson                                   October16-20

Is the trailer staffed?      

Is the trailer staffed? Yes, Goodwill Industries will have a donation attendee at the trailer during designated hours each day of the Drive to Victory. Hours for the donation trailer will be as follows: Monday-Thursday 7am – 3pm, Friday 7am – noon

What items will be accepted?      

Your closet, cupboards and storage unit are more powerful than you think. When others see “stuff,” Goodwill sees a brighter future for someone right in our community. We enthusiastically accept clothing, housewares, electronics (working or not) and so much more — and turn all that “stuff” into funding for our local mission programming. Plus, keeping your clothing and housewares out of landfills by donating to Goodwill is good for the environment! Click here for our donation guide.

What does the winning school receive?      

Each week, the winning school will receive a $250 donation and the runner-up receives $100, which can be used at the schools’ discretion.

What will the donations be used for?      

Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio operates a network of 26 retail stores where donated goods are sold. Funds from those stores support a wide network of community programs, including employment training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, family-strengthening programs for those in crisis, and rape crisis services for victims of sexual assault in our community. The 105-year-old nonprofit depends entirely on the generosity of the community to supply its stores and, in turn, fund its programs. Last year alone, more than 18,000 people were served in the community by Goodwill programs. If you or others are interested in a tour or a presentation from Goodwill, please reach out to In the meantime, log onto for more information about your local Goodwill.

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