Goodwill of Southern Piedmont Donation Drives
GOODWILL DRIVES HAVE CLOSED BUT WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING LOCAL FRONT PORCH (NO CONTACT) DROP OFF FOR DONATED PPE ITEMS.
EMAIL CLTGIVEPPE@GMAIL.COM FOR LOCATION DETAILS.
This movement has organized a city-wide personal protective equipment (PPE) donation drive in collaboration with Goodwill Industries of Southern Piedmont and Lowe's Home Improvement to support our local front line healthcare personnel on behalf of our local hospital systems, independent medical clinics, and the county health department. We are accepting unused PPE from the public that you likely have in your garage left over from projects.
ONLY ACCEPTING FRONT PORCH DROP OFF AFTER APRIL 18
April 2nd - 18th every Thursday & Saturday from 12:00-4:00PM
Goodwill Opportunity Campus - 5301 Wilkinson Blvd. - Directions
Goodwill Ballantyne - 16025 Lancaster Hwy. - Directions
We desperately need:
Surgical masks with shield
Hand sanitizer (greater than 60% alcohol)
Disposable latex free gloves & medical gowns
Disposable shoe covers
financial donations to gofundme page
We are raising money for the PPE needs of our local healthcare community with a focus on reusable options to help provide sustainable sources of protection in these uncertain times when disposable options may be scarce. We have sourced a prefabricated reusable, nonporous, filtered, disinfect-able mask that provides more protection than a standard surgical mask. Coupled with a face shield (thanks to the Charlotte Latin students!), this would provide sustainable protection far safer than a plain surgical mask. Each mask is $7, to save a life.
We are working closely with United Safety & Survivability Corporation President & CEO, Joe Mirabile to design a more robust reusable filtered respirator mask that can be scaled with injection molding.
In addition, we are working with upholstery furniture manufacturer Stone & Leigh CFO, Gray Garner and Head of Product Development, Cindy Church in conjunction with Steve Hale of Hale Partnership alongside nearly 300 community seamstresses to create and produce reusable medical hoods and hooded coveralls.
All of the above community partners are graciously volunteering their creative abilities as well as their manufacturing structure to help provide these items AT OR BELOW COST. The funds we are able to collect will go to any or all of the above projects for sourcing items and materials to buy and create PPE.
*** If you are donating over $2,000 please contact us first to arrange a non-profit donation.
additional volunteer needs
If you feel you have a skill or supply chain within your industry that could help our mission, we would love to hear from you!
couriers for transporting items
We often have items that need to be picked up from volunteers' front porches...to another location or fabric that needs to be picked up from partner sites. Please let us know if you can help!
Support us by donating household PPE items you have through our Goodwill donation drives.
Join our volunteers who are sewing cloth face masks, full body coverall suits & pressure relief headbands.
Share the movement with others through our social media channels and website.