Lee County government is collaborating with Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida for Good to Go, a public drive-up, drop-off and drive-away donation event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Fort Myers Regional Library.
Donations of new or gently used clothing and household goods can be brought to the downtown Fort Myers library drop-off point; enter at Richmond Street on the south side of the library between Lee Street and Royal Palm Avenue.
In addition to household donations, Goodwill will provide a secure document drop-off bin for those who need documents shredded.
A prescription drug drop-off has also been added to the event. Individuals can get rid of unused, unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications at the same location for proper disposal.
This one-day event is part of Lee County’s commitment to United Way and its partnering agencies. Donations go toward helping people with economic disadvantages who are veterans and residents of Lee County. Each donation is turned into vouchers, based on weight, to benefit the clients of Human & Veteran Services (www.leegov.com/dhs). The donations also help Goodwill with its mission to help people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering employment opportunities.
This one-day event is part of Lee County’s commitment to United Way and its partnering agencies. In 2017, employees of the Lee Board of County Commissioners exceeded their goal of raising $95,800 by raising more than $102,000 to support United Way and its partner agencies.