Drive to Victory

It’s Drive to Victory season, a fun donation drive between competing high schools to see which one can collect the most donations. Each week a donation trailer is parked at two area high schools leading up to their Friday night football game and the community can donate clothes and housewares. At the end of the week, Goodwill weighs the donations and the school with the most donations receives a $250 scholarship.

Donations support a wide network of Goodwill 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.

Check the schedule below to see when Drive to Victory will be in your community!

Drive to Victory Schedule

SchoolsDatesFINAL Donation totals in pounds.
Weir at Oak GlenAugust 22-26
Perry at McKinleySeptember 6-9
Steubenville at DoverSeptember 12-16
Catholic Central at Weirton Madonna September 19-23
Alliance at Carrollton September 26-30
Louisville at GlenOakOctober 3-7
Harrison Central at Indian CreekOctober 10-14
North Canton at JacksonOctober 24-28

FAQ

  • 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 a winning school will receive a $250 donation which can be used at the school’s discretion.

  • What will the donations be used for?

    Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio operates a network of 23 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 104-year old non-profit depends entirely on the generosity of the community to supply its stores and, in turn, fund its programs. Last year alone, more than 14,000 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 info@goodwillgoodskills.org.  In the meantime, log onto GoodwillGoodskills.org for more information about your local Goodwill.

For additional information email donations@goodwillgoodskills.org