The Bag it up for Goodwill Challenge


The Voice season 9 semi-finalist, Braiden Sunshine, performed for 2016 Bag It Up winner - Metacomet School. Start donating on April 1st for your chance to win $1,500 and a live performance for your school. The 2017 performer will be announced soon.

Elementary schools in Goodwill’s service territory are challenged to donate the most items during the month of April 2017 (April 1- April 30). The school with the most items collected for the month wins $1,500 in AMEX gift cards. Use the winnings to support educational or athletic programs! Only donations made April 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017, count.

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



Can my school participate?
Your school must be an elementary school AND fall within Goodwill’s service territory. View the list of towns we serve here.
  However, middle and high schools are encouraged to participate on behalf of an eligible elementary school.

How are my school’s donations counted?                                           
When you make a donation at a participating donation location, tell the attendant you are making it on behalf of your school. You will be provided a donation slip to write your school name and indicate how many ITEMS you are donating.

What is the prize?                                                                                                                
The school with the most items donated will receive $1,500 in AMEX gift cards. There is also 2nd and 3rd place prizes of $500 and $250 in AMEX gift cards.

Can we collect donations at my school?                                                                        
Yes, you can. However, the items will need to be brought to a participating donation location, and a slip filled out for the donation to count. Goodwill cannot offer pickups of donations.
Where are your donation locations?                                                                                        
A complete list of Goodwill’s donation locations can be found here.
Do you have collateral we can use to promote the challenge to our school community?                                                                                                                            
We will have the following items available for download in the coming weeks:
Customizable Parent Letter
8.5x11 Flyer (open in Adobe Acrobat to print landscape) – This flyer can be posted around your school, included in your school newsletter, used on your social media channels, etc.

Other questions? Contact our coordinator Jeremy at 203-581-5051 or email