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MERS Goodwill and the Greater St. Louis Area Council Partner on Earth Day to Collect Donations

April 10, 2018

MERS Goodwill and the Greater St. Louis Area Council Partner on Earth Day to Collect Donations

Pop-up donation sites in 11 different locations throughout the region!

MERS Goodwill and the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America are teaming up with Shop ‘n Save to hold a collection drive for Earth Day, Saturday, April 21. From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., donors can drop off items to any of the 11 select Shop ‘n Save donation trailers located throughout the St. Louis Metro area. Scouts will be on hand to help collect donations while completing advancement requirements for the sustainability merit badge and others. Fredbird will be making a special appearance at the Chippewa Shop ‘n Save location at approximately 10 a.m. For a list of locations, visit:

“The Boy Scouts of America has always taught stewardship of the environment and service to the community,” said Ronald Green, Scout Executive/CEO of the Greater St. Louis Area Council. “These values go hand-in-hand with Goodwill’s mission. Just like our Scouting For Food drive, we are proud to partner with MERS Goodwill for the Earth Day donation drive; another event that makes a positive impact in our communities.”

Known as the Original Recycler, MERS Goodwill accepts many items along with clothing and household goods. For a complete list of acceptable items, visit Please note, NO TELEVISIONS will be accepted. Donations are the lifeblood of MERS Goodwill and not only help to put people to work but are keeping thousands of pounds of materials out of our landfills each year. The revenue from the sale of donated goods helps MERS Goodwill to advance their mission of changing lives through the power of work.

“We are so appreciative of the community’s donations to Goodwill and are excited to team up once again with the Boy Scouts this year for Earth Day,” said David Kutchback, President and CEO of MERS Goodwill. “With 11 different locations serving as pop-up donation centers, we hope to make a positive impact on the environment as well as support the Scouts in their commitment to reduce, reuse, and recycle.”

In addition to the 11 select Shop ‘n Save pop-up donation sites, donors can drop off items at Goodwill stores in the following locations: Poplar Bluff, Mo., Centralia, Ill., Washington, Mo., and Marion, Ill. The St. Charles Convention Center will also have a pop-up donation trailer. Participants will receive a tax receipt for their donation. Donors who mention ‘Cardinals’ also receive a voucher for up to six (6) half-price tickets to a St. Louis Cardinals game.

About the Greater St. Louis Area Council
A United Way agency, the Greater St. Louis Area Council provides youth with character development programs and values-based leadership training. The council, one of the largest in the Boy Scouts of America, has more than 66,000 members and nearly 15,000 adult volunteers. They come from 51 different counties in the Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and St. Louis Metropolitan areas. For more information, visit

About MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries

MERS Goodwill changes lives through the power of work. Its vision is a community where each individual has the opportunity to learn, work, and achieve their greatest potential. Annually serving more than 50,000 individuals, the non-profit agency operates in 75 locations serving 89 counties in the bi-state area. Revenues from 44 Goodwill stores assist with funding MERS Goodwill job training and employment services. MERS Goodwill is a proud member of the United Way. For more information about MERS Goodwill or to find a Goodwill donation center near you, call (314) 241-3464 or visit